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The authors designed, analyzed and interpreted the results of the Eurobarometer 73.1 survey on the Life Sciences and Biotechnology as part of the research project Sensitive Technologies and European Public Ethics (STEPE), funded by the Science in Society Programme of the EC's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).

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  1. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

    • George Gaskell
    • , Jonathan Jackson
    •  & Sally Stares
  2. University of Siena, Siena, Italy.

    • Agnes Allansdottir
  3. University of Essex, Colchester, UK.

    • Nick Allum
  4. ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal.

    • Paula Castro
  5. Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.

    • Yilmaz Esmer
  6. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris, France.

    • Claude Fischler
  7. Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Linz, Austria.

    • Nicole Kronberger
    •  & Wolfgang Wager
  8. Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany.

    • Jurgen Hampel
  9. Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

    • Niels Mejlgaard
  10. Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Porto, Portugal.

    • Alex Quintanilha
  11. Tartu University, Tartu, Estonia.

    • Andu Rammer
  12. University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

    • Gemma Revuelta
  13. Institute of Technology Assessment, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

    • Helge Torgersen


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