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Law and the making of life: Regulating stem cell-based embryo models

Scientists can now use stem cells to make self-organising 3D models of a variety of organs and tissues. Is a new regulatory regime required?

  • 22nd February 2024 - 22nd February 2024
  • 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

One of the most dramatic scientific developments in recent years is the use of stem cells to make self-organising 3D models of a variety of different organs and tissues. As brain organoids and stem cell-based embryo models become increasingly sophisticated, is a new regulatory regime now required?

Professor Emily Jackson will consider this issue at the Intellectual Forum in this year’s Lisa Jardine Memorial Lecture, an annual lecture that pays tribute to the life and work of Jesus College’s first female Fellow.

Booking is free of charge. After the event, we would be pleased to welcome all attendees to a free drinks reception in the Bawden Room.

About the Speaker

Emily Jackson is a Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she teaches Medical Law. She was a Member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority from 2003-2012, and served as Lisa Jardine’s Deputy Chair from 2008-2012. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and was a Judicial Appointments Commissioner from 2014-2017.

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