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Science Matters

Promise and Pitfalls of
Stem Cell Research

September 24, 2005

Senator Deborah Ortiz, Chair of the California State Senate Health and Human Services Committee, was among the featured distinguished panelists which also included Dr. Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, professor of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and a leader in stem cell research; Dr. Ted Peters, pastor and professor at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, California, and ethicist on the stem cell citizen's oversight committee, and Dr. Irving Weissman, immunologist, professor, and Director of the Stem Cell Institute at Stanford University, School of Medicine. The panel was moderated by Geoffrey Cowan, Dean of the Annenberg School of Communications at University of Southern California.

In association with this program, a small special exhibit entitled Stem Cells and You was featured at the Science Center. It addressed the questions of “What is a stem cell?”, “Stem Cells in Medicine” and “Why study stem cells?”

Click here to download Dr. Goldstein's PowerPoint presentation (1.7MB).

Resources for Further Reading

Magazine Articles

  • The Future of Stem Cells
    Special Report – Scientific American and Financial Times
    Scientific American, July 2005
  • The Stem Cell Debate
    Time, August 20, 2000


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