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Milt's File

A file of links relating to Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, a talk show on Chicago's WGN Radio.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Tonight on Extension 720: Stem cell research has recently become a hot button issue in the 2004 presidential campaign. Effectively banned by President Bush in 2001, the death of Ronald Reagan and his son’s subsequent speech at the Democratic National Convention have brought the issue to the forefront of the public’s mind. Can stem cell research provide a cure for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer and perhaps even AIDS? Is it ethical to use embryonic tissue for this sort of research? Joining Extension 720 tonight to address all the ethical and scientific questions are ANN B. PARSON, acclaimed science writer and author of the new book The Proteus Effect: Stem Cells and Their Promise for Medicine, HARINDER SINGH, professor of molecular genetics and cell biology at the University of Chicago, and NIGEL CAMERON, research professor of bioethics at Chicago-Kent School of Law.

More information on this and other programs is available at our monthly program guide. You can listen to the show from 9 to 11 p.m. central time here.