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Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research through the Medium of Law

A research project of the School of Education.


Durham CELLS has launched an interdisciplinary project to engage 16-18 year old students in learning about two exciting areas of biomedical science. Streams of events are planned on stem cell research in 2014 and on human cloning in 2015.


Students will take part in law- in-action workshops to experience how our society debates controversial issues. A mock parliamentary debate will focus discussion of stem cell research and a mock court case will focus discussion of human cloning. Further events are planned in 2016 to help disseminate the experiences and research results to wider audiences.

All stream events involving local students (who will be studying A Levels addressing science, philosophy, ethics and psychology) will take place in the new Durham Law School building.


This project runs for 30 months from 1/02/14 and is funded by a Wellcome Trust People Award.


From the School of Education