German biotechnology research group speeds up report:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A newly-established German technology advisory group is to produce its report on biotechnology by early autumn, rather than December as requested by Chancellor Helmut Kohl. The group consists of representatives from the academic, industrial and political spheres and will consider technology transfer and scientific progress, legislation concerning biotechnology, and general public acceptance of the concept. The group is the second to be set up since the Chancellor stressed the importance of biotechnology to Germany two years ago, says Nature (May 9th).