Trend Analysis Biotechnology 2004
In this joint analysis, the Committee for Animal Biotechnology (Dutch acronym: CBD), the Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (Dutch acronym: CCMO) and the Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification (Dutch acronym: COGEM) present biotechnological trends and the opportunities, possibilities and moral aspects associated with these. The trend analysis was produced at the request of the State Secretary for the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (Dutch acronym: VROM) and his colleagues from the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (Dutch acronym: LNV) and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports (Dutch acronym: VWS). The analysis was coordinated by a steering committee, formed by the three committee chairs under the leadership of the chair of COGEM. Some twenty trends were noted, eight of which were considered to be a priority by the committees in view of the influence these are expected to exert on Dutch society.