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18 - 22 July, SECC, Glasgow


Tuesday July 20, 11.30am at the SECC in Glasgow

Stem cells, GM foods and human genetics are just a few examples of new science that is having a massive impact on the way we live. But where are the ethical boundaries? Progress at what cost?

YOU ARE INVITED to a press conference on BIO-ETHICS, at which the UK’s leading experts will describe how they believe achievements in science should be balanced between market forces, academic freedom and public interest.

Chairman: Professor Peter Downes, University of Dundee

Professor Mike Gale FRS, member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (John Innes Centre in Norwich)
GM essential to feed the world’s rising population

Dr Stephen Minger, Director of the Stem Cell Biology Laboratory (King’s College London)
Therapeutic cloning must start now

Dr Sir John Sulston, Nobel Prize Winner for his discoveries of genetic regulation and a member of the Human Genetics Commission (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge)
Powerful market forces dominate science ethics

Dr Ian Gibson MP, Chairman of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee
Scientists must consider public opinion

Coffee and refreshments will be served from 11.00.
You are advised to arrive early to allow time to register for the Press Conference.

Journalists are also welcome to attend the scientific sessions at BioScience 2004 - see www.BioScience2004.org for details. (Please note Media Credentials Policy applies.)

Media Enquiries:
Elaine Snell, Snell Communications Ltd, London UK
BioScience2004 Press Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7738 0424
fax: +44 (0)20 7978 4494

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