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Bioethics Health & Faith Forum focuses on stem cell alternatives

William Hurlbut, MD, a member of the President�s Council on Bioethics, speaks to the gathered audience on the subject of embryonic stem cell research.
William Hurlbut, MD, a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics, speaks to the gathered audience on the subject of embryonic stem cell research.
A member of the President’s Council on Bioethics was the featured speaker for the Center for Christian Bioethics Health & Faith Forum held Wednesday, January 10.

William Hurlbut, MD, who is also a consulting professor at Stanford University Medical Center, Neuroscience Institute, presented “Working through the stem cell moral impasse: altered nuclear transfer” at LLU’s Wong Kerlee International Conference Center.

The debate about the moral implications of stem cell research has been raging for some time.

Dr. Hurlbut is the author of altered nuclear transfer, which he feels is the answer to stem cell research.

“Alterations can be made so no embryo is generated and only stem cells are formed,” he said during the presentation. “The altered nuclear transfer then removes us from moral quandary.”

The Center for Christian Bioethics and the Center for Spiritual Life & Wholeness sponsor a regular Health & Faith Forum that is open to the public and discusses current topics of interest in the field of bioethics and spiritual care.

For more information on the Health & Faith Forum, please contact Dawn Gordon at the Center for Christian Bioethics at (909) 558-4956.

By Dustin R. Jones, MA

TODAY news for Thursday, January 29, 2007