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Egenis · News

Health Minister joins stem cell science debate

20.06.2008

Introduction

Egenis were joined by Ben Bradshaw at a public meeting on 18 July chaired by Dame Suzi Leather.

Story

“Stem Cell Science: Behind the headlines”, offered people in Exeter the chance to discuss the ethics and implications of stem cell and embryo research. Mr Bradshaw, who is MP for Exeter, was one of the speakers at the ‘Question Time’-style event at Exeter’s Guildhall on Friday 18 July. Also on the panel were Professor John Dupré, Director of Egenis, Senior Research Fellow Dr Christine Hauskeller, and Clinical Oncologist Dr Liz Toy. The meeting was chaired by Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charity Commission and former chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

“The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill created a huge amount of public interest in this subject,” said Professor Dupré. ”We organised this meeting to enable the public to find out more about the new regulation proposed for those technologies, and to allow them to have their say.

“The meeting gave our local MP and the other speakers the opportunity to explain their own views, and members of the public were able to question them all about the ethics and implications of this branch of science.”

Find out more about stem cells and the HFE Bill.

Read the Egenis comments on the and on .

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