Roger Pederson, Director of MRC Centre for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, University of Cambridge
Eleanor Bolton, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge
Craig Taylor, Tissue Typing Laboratory, Cambridge Teaching Hospitals
Justin St John, Lecturer in Mitochondrial and Reproductive Genetics, The University of Birmingham
Recent progress in stem cell research has fuelled hopes of stem cells becoming a treatment for a wide range of diseases from Alzheimer’s disease to spinal chord injury. Scientists briefed the media on new research published in the ‘Lancet’ which looks at the feasibility of an alternative to cloning – to use stem cell banks instead.