Jack Price: Stem cell research: changing values and scientific quests
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Everyone has heard of stem cells and the biomedical revolution they herald, but what are these cells, and what should we make of them? Does China have a different ethical framework for valuing unborn ...

Everyone has heard of stem cells and the biomedical revolution they herald, but what are these cells, and what should we make of them? Does China have a different ethical framework for valuing unborn life? Western politicians have warned against the growing reliance on China for embryonic and fetal stem cell research. In truth, what scientists mean by 'stem cells' is changing so fast that even they have trouble keeping up. Jack Price and Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner will explore the complex nature of stem cell research in China.

Jack Price trained at the Open University, UCL and MIT. He is Professor of Developmental Neurobiology and Director of the Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He also acts as Consultant for ReNeuron Ltd, a UK biotech company developing stem cell therapeutics. In 2004, he led the UK government Global Watch Stem Cell Mission to China and the Far East. He has worked on brain stem cells for about 25 years.

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  • stem cell research: changing values and scientific quests Jack Price Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London .
  • STEM CELLS are: - Revolutionary
  • 116 Current Reasons To Discard Human Embryos – Hfea Has A Little List - Revolutionary - Controversial STEM CELLS are: View slide
  • California gives go-ahead to stem-cell research Proposition 71 provides $3 billion in state funding over next decade - Revolutionary - Controversial - Competitive STEM CELLS are: View slide
  • STEM CELLS are: - advancing so fast, we struggle to keep up.
  • Embryonic stem cells Pluripotential Tissue Specific (Adult) stem cells Multipotential
  • fertilised egg somatic cell Stem Cell cloning Embryonic stem cells Pluripotential
  • Science, 2005
  • S Korea scientist on fraud charge The South Korean cloning scientist who faked his stem cell research has been charged with fraud and embezzlement. Hwang Woo-suk was also charged with using millions of dollars in grants for private purposes, as well as violating laws on bio-ethics. 12 May 2006, 04:11 GMT 05:11 UK
  • Human-Animal hybrids
  • fertilised egg somatic cell reprogrammed ?
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