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Panelists to debate stem cell research, April 18

Two distinguished panelists will participate in a debate on embryonic stem cell research at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Debating will be: William Hurlbut, a physician and consulting professor in the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics; and Lee Silver, a professor of molecular biology and public affairs at Princeton and an expert on biomedical ethics, legal issues and the societal challenges brought on by advances in biotechnology.

The debate will be moderated by Princeton President Emeritus Harold T. Shapiro, who served as chair of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission during the Clinton administration and is now a professor of economics and public affairs at the University.

The discussion is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Policy Research Institute for the Region.

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