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When is an embryo not an embryo?

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  • UserDr Anne McLaren, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute
  • ClockTuesday 16 May 2006, 19:30-20:30
  • HouseLounge, The Graduate Union.

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Dr Anne McLaren will be speaking on the issues surrounding stem cells and cloning. Dr McLaren (DBE, DPhil, FRS , FRCOG) is one of the world’s foremost developmental biologists; a leader in elucidating the principles of early mammalian development whose research has underpinned advances in reproductive medicine and the treatment of infertility. She is currently a Group Leader at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute in Cambridge. Dr McLaren played a pivotal role in the creation of the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. She chaired the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group of WHO ’s Human Reproduction Programme and is a member of the European Group on Ethics that advises the European Commission on social and ethical implications of new technologies. In 2002, she was awarded (jointly with A. K. Tarkowski) the Japan Prize for Developmental Biology.

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