MSU College of Law News

CONTROVERSIAL CLONING ADVOCATE TO SPEAK AT MSU

2-10-99

Media contact:
Elizabeth Price Foley,
DCL/MSU,
(517) 432-6907,
or
Kristan Tetens,
Media Communications,
(517) 355-2281

East Lansing, Michigan. -- Controversial cloning advocate Dr. Richard Seed will speak at the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. in the Board Room, Law College Building.

Seed, 74, is a Harvard-educated physicist who lives in Chicago. He is expected to discuss aspects of his plan to clone a human being within three to five years. He will be joined by DCL/MSU professor Elizabeth Price Foley, who is providing unremunerated legal consultation to Seed as he challenges the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration over cloning technologies. Foley will discuss the legal ramifications of completing or attempting the procedure.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Medical Legal Society of the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. The mission of this student organization is to educate and inform the public about current trends in the medical-legal field.

[Note to media: Seed and Foley will be available (on-campus only) for interviews before 5 p.m. Call Kristan Tetens at (517) 355-2281 for information.]

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