Monday, September 18, 2006

News Briefing Tomorrow on Stem Cell Issues

The Center for Genetics and Society is putting together a briefing tomorrow on stem cell issues and politics for editors and reporters across the country.

The conference call session, set for 10 a.m., will deal with exaggerations, stem cell technology, existing and proposed policies as well as shifting political alignments. Top officials from the nonprofit watchdog group will take part in the conference call, whose topic is the "politics of stem cell research in an election year."

The center supports embryonic stem cell research but has been critical of the California stem cell agency. It describes itself as an advocate of "responsible societal governance of the new human biotechnologies." In addition to its activities regarding CIRM, the center has also spoken out on stem cell issues elsewhere around the nation.

Richard Hayes and Marcy Darnovksy, executive directors of the group, recently authored the book, "Stem Cells and Public Policy."

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