The "World Congress for Freedom of Research" gathers scientists,
researchers, politicians and citizens with the purpose of finding
solutions for the governance of issues such as research on embryos,
patents, clinical trials, narcotic drugs, GMOs, animal testing and,
more in general, to address the relationship between science and
religion, and science and democracy.
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There is a shifting balance in the relationship between science and technology. Corollary to this shift is a movement away from government-funded research investment to a more market-based approach....
End of life decisions concern our ability to make choices concerning the end of our lives and take of the form of refusal of life sustaining treatment, being help in committing suicide, choosing
euthanasia, and make choices that must be upheld even when the person becomes unconscious.
Research with embryos and pre-embryos as well as therapeutic cloning concerns scientists' freedom to investigate human biology as well as patients' freedom to access regenerative medicine treatments that may be developed as a result of research with human embryonic stem cells.