Some say it may lead to new treatments for diseases that have proved so hard to tackle, from cancer and MS to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Others argue that it leads to difficult ethical issues. Either way, stem cell technology is in the news, and this 70-minute documentary explains why, with beautiful animations and interviews with some of the world’s leading pioneers in the field.

After a break for refreshments, there’s time to put questions and comments to Prof. Ian Chambers of the University of Edinburgh. Admission free. Apologies, a price was put on the tickets in the printed programme - we can definitely confirm that it's free! You don't really need to book but if you would like a free ticket, just click on the link.

Supported by the Scottish Government.

More information on the Orkney International Science Festival here.

September 06, 2011 at 5:00pm - 7pm
Orkney International Science Festival
Pickaquoy Centre
Kirkwall, Scotland, Orkney KW15
United Kingdom
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