Taobuk SeeSicily, again in its 13th edition, develops its concept in a multidisciplinary form. Freedom is something that touches all branches of knowledge, including science, which has been recognised as a fundamental human right, together with personal freedom and life, by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. In the document for the right to science, at the very first point, it is described as an instrument and an assurance of an open, liberal and democratic society. Preserving the possibility to do research means not onli preserving the right of scientists and researchers, but above all defending our right to benefit from it. Today, clear rules are still missing against the potential negative consequences of biosafety technology.
In Taormina, during the festival, top-level scientists will debate the latest scientific frontiers such as biotechnology and innovative treatment tools based on genetic material, stem cells and tissues: topics closely linked to the concept of freedom and the boundaries that society, but also researchers themselves, build today around scientific research.