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Pontifical Academy Schedules Major Conference on Stem Cell Research

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - Stem Cell Guru

Are you involved in stem cell research? Have you always wanted to have an audience with the Pope?

If the answer to both these questions is 'Yes' then you'll be very interested in a report in the Catholic News regarding the Pontifical Academy for Life which will organize an international conference on stem-cell research between September 14-16.

This will focus on the prospects for medical advances through stem-cell research, and the bioethical problems associated with those efforts.

The conference will draw experts from Germany, England, Australia, Italy, the United States, and Portugal. Pope Benedict XVI will receive the participants in a private audience during their stay in Rome. The discussions will be held at the Augustinianum, near the Vatican, and will include lawmakers and health-care administrators as well as doctors and medical researchers.

The discussions will center on the clinical application of various advances in stem-cell research. The final day of the conference will be devoted to the ethical issues involved, particularly in the use of stem cells obtained from human embryos.


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