Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes

  • Mark Hughes 
  • Founder, Genesis Genetics Institute in Detroit, Michigan

 

A worldwide argument is brewing that pits the benefits of genetics research against its potential misuse. For Dr. Mark Hughes, the benefits clearly come out on top. Known for his pioneering work in embryo diagnosis, Hughes has found himself in the middle of a heated battle between science and ethics. “Technology often drives science, science drives medicine, and medicine is always pushing society into ethical corners,” says Hughes. Stem cell research is another aspect of science that is at the center of the debate. Diseases that might be treated by transplanting cells generated from human embryonic stem cells include Parkinson's disease, diabetes, traumatic spinal cord injury and heart disease. Hughes will discuss the promising yet troubling technology and where it might lead in the future

Presentations at Calvin University:

Stem-Cell Research: Where Do We Go From Here?
Part of the: January Series

Monday, January 13, 2003  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Spectrum Health

Due to contractual restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

The Human Embryo: Diagnosing Disease, Cloning, Stem Cell Research: We can, but Should we?
Part of the: January Series

Friday, January 19, 2001  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Lawrence D. Sr.and Dolores Bos

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