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Communique of GTECCC meeting of 30 August 2017

This Communique covers matters considered at the 10th meeting of the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee (30 August 2017, Canberra).

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GTECCC Communiqué No 10 - 30 August 2017

This Communique covers matters considered at the 10th meeting of the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee (30 August 2017, Canberra).

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Members were asked to provide advice on the ethical and social issues in relation to new technologies. GTECCC suggested that new technologies pose some similar ethical and social issues to older types of gene technology. However, GTECCC acknowledged that new technologies enable changes to organisms in a way that is cheaper, more scalable, more accessible and quicker, and this may raise new ethical or social issues.  

Members noted that some social and ethical issues posed by the technology are addressed through existing legislation including the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act), animal welfare legislation and legislation relating to human ethics.

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