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Professor Addresses Ethical Dilemmas of Embryonic Stem Cell Research at Chautauqua Institution

Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Imaginative Paradigms to Address Ethical Dilemmas will be explored by Duquesne University Professor Gerard Magill at the renowned Chatauqua Institution.

“One of the most significant ethical dilemmas that is leading the purported progress of modern medicine is embryonic stem cell research,” said Magill. “This presentation considers ways in which long-standing and traditional ethical principles, adopted extensively in both secular and religious policy, might shed light on the increasing pressure to use—for stem cell research—so-called spare and unwanted frozen embryos in fertility clinics.”

The Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy and Law at Duquesne, Magill also serves as a professor in the University’s Center for Health Care Ethics. He has published five edited books and more than 60 academic essays, and was the lead author of Ethics Consultation Liability, a national report commissioned by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities in 2004.

To purchase tickets, visit https://tickets.ciweb.org/ or call 716.357.6250.

When: Tuesday, July 15

Where: The Chautauqua Institution, Lake Chautauqua, N.Y.

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