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Professor I. Glenn Cohen Joins the Symposium Faculty

The Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation is proud to announce that I. Glenn Cohen, JD will join the facutly as this year’s dinner speaker. Cohen is an assistant professor at Harvard Law School, and co-director of the Petri-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics. Prof. Cohen is currently working on projects relating to reproductive…

2009 Activated Egg Symposium Speakers Posted

We are proud to post the 2009 line-up of speakers: (Please see the full program here) Dr. Laura Grabel “From Embryonic Stem Cell to Neuron, with Stops Along the Way” Dr. Ren He Xu “A Neglected Role of bFGF in Supporting Culture of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells” Dr. Haifan Lin “Stem Cells, Small RNAs, and…

New Symposium website 2009!

The Activated Egg Symposium’s new Website is up! We’re proud to launch our fully web 2.0 integrated portal. And check out our easy to navigate video section. And we’ve got even more improvements on the way!   Check out the Activated Egg Symposium website!

Clock Gene in Stem Cells Shows Evidence of Importance of Circadian Rhythms

MASSACHUSETTS SCIENTISTS MAKE STEM CELL DISCOVERY Cell Multiplication Controlled by a Surprising set of Genes (download PDF) (Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics) Stem cell researcher Dr. Ann Kiessling announced today the discovery of cell characteristics that may explain important differences between embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Scientists have for years been frustrated…

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Open Letter from the Foundation Director

Should the U.S. government support the creation of new lines of embryonic stem cells? by Ann A Kiessling, PhD The answer to that question is not simple. The rancorous US debate about embryonic stem cells bespeaks a healthy society with genuine concern about each and every member, the tiniest and the sickest. Everyone, on both…

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The Moral Status of the Embryo

Harvard Magazine The Moral Status of the Embryo Is a blastocyst—an early-stage human embryo—a person? As part of the University’s efforts to encourage public dialogue about stem-cell research, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), in conjunction with Harvard Divinity School (HDS) and the Boston Theological Institute, sponsored a March 14 forum, “Religious Perspectives on Stem-Cell…

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