Making perfect life : bio-engineering (in) the 21st century : interim study

R. Est, van, I. Keulen, van, I. Geesink, M. Schuijff

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    Reportnumber: PE 438.829; This document is the result of the preparatory phase of the STOA-project "Making perfect life", that defined the project focus. This resulted in the study document Making Perfect Life: Bio-engineering (in) the 21st century. A project plan for the next two phases was developed and a project team was set up. A kick-off meeting with potential project partners was instrumental in discussing and prioritising research themes and issues. This meeting took place on 6 October 2009 at the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam. "Making perfect life" refers to a new set of engineering capabilities and ambitions that have developed at the beginning of this century. This study explains and illustrates this by looking at four different domains of bio-engineering: • engineering of the body; • engineering of living artefacts; • engineering of the brain; • engineering of intelligent artefacts. There is a need to reflect from a societal point of view on the new developments in these engineering fields within the life sciences and info-cogno sciences.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBrussels
    PublisherEuropean Parliament, STOA
    Number of pages44
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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