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Cloning Specialists to Speak in Issues Forum

For Release: June 17, 2003
College Station, TX -

Dr. Mark E. Westhusin and Dr. Duane C. Kraemer will be featured in the Bush Museum's Issue Forum June 19th. They are both professors in the Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology at Texas A&M University. Both Dr. Westhusin and Dr. Kraemer are experts in the field of genetics and cloning. Their topic will be Research and Ethical Issues of Cloning.

These two scientists made national headlines in January of 2002 with the announcement of the birth of "cc" the first successfully cloned feline. cc was born on December 22, 2001 but the announcement was delayed until genetic verification of their achievement was completed.

Debate has raged throughout the nation and the world concerning the ethical and moral implications of cloning. Doctors Westhusin and Kraemer will discuss their research and the ethical issues involved with cloning.

The Bush Museum Issues Forum strives to present leading experts in their respective fields. The forum also provides a vehicle in which the local community can be engaged in discussion concerning topics and issues that face our nation. In the past, the Museum Issues Forum has addressed a wide variety of topics including terrorism, LBJ, Central Europe, and the role of intelligence in national security.

The forum begins at 7 p.m. in the Bush Museum's Orientation Theater. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are recommended. For more information, or to make reservations, call Amanda Urrutia at 979-691-4015.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091