What are the cultural implications of medical advances that are allowing many of us to live longer?
To help analyze this question in detail, the Vatican is co-hosting a Rome conference on regenerative medicine, with an emphasis on advances in adult stem cell research. The meeting, titled “Regenerative Medicine: A Fundamental Shift in Science & Culture”, will take place in the new Synod Hall of the Paul VI building in the Vatican from 11–13 April.
Msgr. Tomasz Trafny, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture’s Science and Faith Foundation, told a Vatican press conference yesterday that as well as analysing the consequences of “regenerative medicine in general and adult stem cells in...READ MORE