New Zealand creates new biotech council:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The New Zealand government has established an Independent Biotechnology Advisory Council (IBAC), which is designed to stimulate dialogue and enhance the public understanding of biotechnology. It will also provide independent advice to the government on the environmental, economic, ethical, social and health aspects of biotechnology. IBAC has no legislative or regulatory responsibility and will not make decisions on biotechnology trials or research funding.