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Axel Kahn

French geneticist

Axel Kahn (born 5 September 1944) is a French scientist and geneticist. He is the brother of the journalist Jean-François Kahn. He was a member of the French National Consultative Ethics Committee from 1992 to 2004 and worked in gene therapy. He first entered the INSERM with a specialization in biochemistry. He was named in 2002 as a counsellor for biosciences and biotechnologies matters by the European Commission. Head of French laboratories specialized in biomedical sciences between years 1984 and 2007, he was elected President of the Paris Descartes University in December 2007, as the sole candidate. Kahn is known in France for his appearances in the media where he attempts to explain genetics and ethics to the public. As a civil servant, he was the head of the committee in charge of genetically modified crops for Europe.
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Pensées en chemin

author: Axel Kahn

Raisonnable et humain?

author: Axel Kahn

Entre deux mers

author: Axel Kahn

Et l'homme dans tout ça ?

author: Axel Kahn

L'avenir n'est pas écrit

author: Albert Jacquard, Axel Kahn

Les âges de la vie

author: Axel Kahn

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