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October 20, 2005

Source: Trinity Western University:

Human cloning: Biotechnology expert to speak at TWU

Since the cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1996, the "biotech century" has repeatedly pushed the ethical limits of science. It's even ventured into human cloning with the promise of medical advancement. On Thursday, October 27, the public is invited to hear from biotechnology expert Nigel Cameron. President of the Institute of Biotechnology and the Human Future at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Cameron will discuss "Cloning and the Biotech Century."

In March 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed "The UN Declaration on Human Cloning," which called on all nations to ban all human cloning. These events cast their shadow over the unfolding biotech developments that promise immense advances in medicine and at the same time threaten human dignity and freedom. Cameron's lecture will examine the current state of biotechnology and address issues of social responsibility.

Nigel M. de S. Cameron is Research Professor of Bioethics at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent College of Law). He serves as Senior Fellow at the Wilberforce Forum, a Christian worldview think tank in Washington, DC. A frequent guest commentator on network television, Cameron has authored publications both in historical theology and in medical ethics, including "The New Medicine" (Crossway, 1992).

The lecture is the second of three parts of the LambLight Lectures sponsored by the Geneva Society this fall.

Event: LambLight Lecture: "Cloning and the Biotech Century"
Presented by Nigel Cameron
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Northwest Building Auditorium, Northwest Building at Trinity Western University 7600 Glover Rd, Langley, B.C.
Cost: No charge
Contact: Mike Goheen at 604-888-7511 ext. 3123, or
Sponsor: Geneva Society

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,500 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 14 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

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