Staff Report

QUEENSBURY -- The Adirondack Area Network will present a broadcast panel discussion on stem cell research tonight at Adirondack Community College.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Room 218 of the Scoville Learning Center at ACC.

The interactive event is sponsored by The Sage Colleges and the University Heights Association, and is being broadcast by the Adirondack Area Network to its member institutions. ACC is a member of the network.

Discussion will focus on the ethical and legal issues surrounding stem cell research and how to weigh the possible medical advances against moral and philosophical concerns. A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion.

The panelists include Dr. John Balint, director of the Center for Medical Ethics, Education and Research at Albany Medical College; Frederick Provorny, director of the Science and Technology Law Center at Albany Law School; William Niemi, professor of biology at The Sage Colleges; and Rolf Ahlers, the Reynolds professor of philosophy and religion at The Sage Colleges.

For more information on the broadcast at ACC, contact Judith Gustafson, the college's coordinator of instructional technology, at 743-2300, Ext. 540.

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