The UCLA Center for Society and Genetics
Fourth Annual Symposium:
Stem Cells: Promise and Peril in Regenerative Medicine
February 5, 2006
Grand Horizon Room, Sunset Conference Center
Co-Sponsors: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Greenwall Foundation: Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA; UCLA Anderson School of Management; UCLA College of Letters and Science; UCLA School of Dentistry; UCLA School of Public Affairs; UCLA School of Public Health
More than a year has passed since Californians voted to authorize $3 billion for stem cell research, which promises treatments for a host of diseases from Alzheimer’s to cancer to AIDS. Proposition 71’s proponents predicted financial windfalls for California and beyond. But who will receive these promised therapies and how? Who will regulate the marketplace for human tissue? The nation’s leading experts will explore the ethical and legal obligations of society’s increasing power to manipulate these early cells from which all life emerges.