The Ethical Complexity of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

This symposium featured Dr. David T. Scadden, co-director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, and director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Technology at Massachusetts General Hospital, who delivered the opening remarks. Panelists included Ruth Purtilo, MTS '75, PhD '79, director and Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Professor of Ethics, Creighton University Center for Healthy Policy and Ethics; Hille Haker, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Harvard Divinity School; and Lawrence Goldstein, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Scheduled panelist David Gollaher, MTS '74, PhD '92, president and CEO of California Healthcare Institute, was unable to attend the event, which was moderated by Mark U. Edwards, Jr., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Harvard Divinity School.