Stem Cell Research Conference

Smith College hosts a conference Friday and Saturday on the promise and politics of stem cell research. Speakers will include James Battey, the Director of The Stem Cell Task Force at the National Institutes of Health. Other experts in biology, law, politics and ethics will take part. Smith biological sciences Professor Robert Merritt says the many issues surrounding stem cell research are having an impact on the science of such research.

Biological sciences Professor Robert Merritt will lead one of the three panel discussions on stem cell research in a two-day conference, Friday and Saturday at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.