Stem Cell Conference in Washington

October 16, 2006

HOUSTON--(Oct. 16, 2006) -- An Oct. 24 conference in Washington titled "Stem Cells: Saving Lives or Crossing Lines, Avenues for Advancement" will feature a debate on stem cell policy by experts from the U.S. and abroad.

Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Carnegie Institution of Washington are co-sponsoring the free conference.

Among the main speakers, Michael Gazzinaga, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present "Embryos, People, and Stem Cell Research."

Other discussions will address new directions in stem cell research, and policy ramifications, around the world.

For a complete list of speakers and topics, visit http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~neal/temp/SCPolicyConf3.html.

The conference will be held at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1530 P Street, NW. (See http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/p_street_map.html for directions.)

The event will be Web Cast at http://www.carnegieinstitution.org/default.html
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For more information, please contact Franz Brotzen at franz.brotzen@rice.edu or at 713-348-6775.

Rice University

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