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Stem Cell Therapy: Are we ready?

It is now close to 5 years since the voters of California decided to provide $3 billion for human embryonic stem cell research.

Since that time the debate about the use of human embryos has continued, but so has the research. Both in California and throughout the world, key discoveries have been announced regularly. However, for all practical purposes, the research has not yet involved clinical trials in humans. This is not necessarily a bad thing, because we may not yet be ready for those first studies.

We have many important questions about the science and ethics that need answers, including:

* What do we need to know before we use these stem cells in humans?
* Are the risks of such research different than for other clinical trials?
* How, if at all, is this different than other kinds of stem cell research?

Come and join us for this program and be part of a conversation about what we should and should not do before the trials with human embryonic stem cells.

The program and parking are free but please RSVP by May 4.

To RSVP, please email or call 858-822-2647. Once we receive your RSVP, we will send a confirmation with driving and parking details. We recommend that you arrive at the event by 5 p.m.

Only those who have RSVP'd will be allowed to go in at that time. At 5:15 p.m. we will open the Lecture Hall to walk-ins and those not on the RSVP list.

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