5th ISSCR Annual Meeting, Cairns, Australia
-July 26, 2007
Relive the excitement of the 5th ISSCR Annual Meeting, 2007, in Cairns, Australia. Whether or not you were there, you'll enjoy the photographs of the various activities at this year’s meeting, from the information-packed scientific sessions to the fun-filled evening receptions. Read a summary or view photographs of the ISSCR Annual Meeting. Registrants, the Final program, Poster Book and Program Addendum are now available for download.Go to the download page.
Dame Anne McLaren, DBE D.Phil. FRS FRCOG, 1927-2007
-July 10, 2007
We note with sadness the death of colleague Dame Anne McLaren this week and would like to extend our sympathy to her family and friends. Dame McLaren was a leading authority on mammalian genetics and helped to develop the techniques that led to human in vitro fertilisation (IVF). She was a member of the Warnock Committee, whose findings laid the groundwork for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act of 1990, and continued to be involved in efforts that sought to define the ethical and legal implications of new developments in biological science. Her contributions to the ISSCR Guidelines of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research were greatly valued. ISSCR President, Dr. George Daley, Children’s Hospital Boston, voices our sentiments, “Anne McLaren was a remarkably productive scientist and a highly influential policy-maker. Because of her wisdom and clarity of reason, she played a major role in shaping the oversight of reproductive biology and stem cell research. Our field owes her a huge debt of gratitude for her many contributions and her sage counsel.”
ISSCR Expresses Disappointment at White House Veto of S.5
-June 29, 2007
Following its passage in both houses of the U.S. Congress, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act that would have allowed expanded federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research, was vetoed by President Bush. The ISSCR is disappointed by the veto of this bill but thanks the U.S. legislators who provided their support for this important legislation. The ISSCR continues to advocate for human embryonic stem cell research as an important approach to study human disease and to develop new therapies.