Tuesday, June 21, 2005

T. Jefferson Think Tank tackles stem cell as topic on July 6

Various stem cell research topics will be discussed at the July meeting of the Thomas Jefferson Think Tank at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2005. Arrive early to enjoy the food, drink. Bring a friend. Gathering hosted at Silvioni’s, 2125 Babcock Boulevard. Dinner will be served until 7:00 pm. The meeting will start at approximately 7:15 pm.

The talk on “Stem Cell Research: The Science, The Ethics, and the Politics” will begin with an explanation of what exactly “stem cell research” entails, and how it is currently being used in medicine and what other medical treatments might arise from it in the future. Next, discuss the ethics of the issue. Finally, the politics.

More in the comments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stem cell research: what is it? What can, and can’t, it do? Why is it so controversial? What is the difference between “adult” stem cell research and “embryonic” stem cell research? What are the laws governing this research and how might they change?

What are the ethics that are involved with medical experimentation on and with human beings, and how are they relevant to this issue?

What are the laws governing this experimentation? How might they change? What is the current political controversy over it?

An extended Q & A session following the talk should help to explain any loose ends, or, raise issues that were not discussed in the talk. Bring your ideas and questions to this talk and be prepared to learn and discuss!