Stem cell researchers, advocates to share lessons learned

February 28, 2006

Scientists and other leaders from around the nation and the United Kingdom who have done or advocated embryonic stem cell research will share lessons learned from their experiences during a free public lecture at Rice University March 6.

"The goal of this conference is to introduce a new and more-effective dialogue regarding safeguards again reproductive cloning and other unethical practices while advancing research in Texas," said conference organizer Kirstin Matthews, science and technology postdoctoral research associate for Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Among the speakers will be:The conference, titled "Stem Cells: Saving Lives or Crossing Lines? - Part II, Lessons Learned," is being hosted by the Baker Institute and the U.K. Science and Technology Section of the British Consulate General. The conference, which is the second major stem cell conference in the Baker Institute's Science and Technology Policy Program under the direction of Neal Lane, will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in Baker Hall, with a reception afterward.

News media who plan to attend should R.S.V.P. to B.J. Almond at or 713-348-6770 by March 2.

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