Debra JH Mathews: Interstate Collaboration in Stem Cell Research

Lecturer/Position/Organization: Debra JH Mathews, PhD, MA Assistant Director for Science Programs, Phoebe R Berman Bioethics Institute, Johns Hopkins University Session/Theme: Stem Cell Science and Polices/In the USA Title of the presentation: Interstate Collaboration in Stem Cell Research Text: (recommended/maximum length: 1 page) Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are immensely promising for both basic science and clinical

Carl Djerassi: Can research be forbidden

Lecturer/Position/Organization: Carl Djerassi, Professor of Chemistry emeritus, Stanford University Session/Theme: Science/Society and Politics Title of the presentation: Can research be forbidden The answer to the question posed in my title is a categorical “No!�? It would be equivalent to prohibiting human curiosity, which is patently impossible, because in the final analysis, it is human curiosity

Stem cell obscurantism

by Emma Bonino and Marco Cappato May 2005 [….] Recent breakthroughs [in scientific research] constitute a stunning advance in stem cell research. Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent, meaning that they have the ability to develop into any type of human tissue. This carries great promise, in particular, for sufferers of spinal cord injuries and diseases.

Breaking new ground on fractures

Scientists at the University of York have launched a research project to develop ways of making bones from blood. Researchers from the University’s Department of Biology are heading the EC-backed project to create bone structures from cord blood stem cells for use in the repair of bone defects and fractures. The three-year, €2.5 million (£1.7

The United Nations and Therapeutic Cloning

On 12 December 2001, with resolution 56/93, the United Nations General Assembly decided to create an ad hoc office to promote the elaboration of a text for an international convention against human cloning, and recommended that the office continue their work the following year as a work group within the Legal Affairs Committee of the

Final programme 1st meeting (2006)

FIRST MEETING OF THE WORLD CONGRESS FOR FREEDOM OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Programme First day (February 16, 2006) – morning Opening Ceremony 1. Marco Cappato (Executive Director of the Luca Coscioni Association), chair 2. Video message on Luca Coscioni 3. Mirella Parachini (Member of the Board of Directors of the Luca Coscioni Association) reading a message

Final Programme of the Founding Session of the World Congress

Founding Session of the World Congress on Freedom of Scientific Research* Rome, 9 and 10 October 2004 Hotel Ergife, Via Aurelia 619 SATURDAY 9 October 10.00 – 10.30 Registration of participants 10.30 – 13.30 INTRODUCTORY SESSION Introducing and chairing the works: Marco Cappato, Secretary of the Luca Coscioni Association Giulio Cossu, Professor of Embryology and

Concept paper 1st meeting (2006)

Introductory text (Concept paper) Freedom from prejudice, abandoning the principle of authority as a strategy for solving controversies and opening up to critical confrontation based on controllable experiences are at the origin of modern science. They made possible cognitive progress and technological innovations for which the western world has moved ahead culturally, economically and politically.

Concept paper founding session (2004)

Science and scientific culture are, at least starting from the Renaissance, the most effective system of knowledge man has invented for promoting his material and moral well-being. It is impossible to imagine the economic, social and cultural development of the western world without science. Above all it is impossible to imagine a maturing of critical