Calling all stem cell buffs! The Stanford Journal of Law, Science and Policy will be presenting a public symposium discussing the field's upcoming scientific and legal challenges. If you're interested, it's on Friday, Oct. 2 from 8 am to 5 pm. The cost is $30 for the general audience; students are free with identification. Irving Weissman, MD, director of Stanford's Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, will be the keynote speaker. The symposium will include four panels: Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells; Clinical Trials; Funding Mechanisms and Regulation; and Intellectual Property Considerations. Panelists will represent the fields of science, public policy, law, industry, and private foundations. Stem cell professionals as well as other interested members of the Stanford community or the general public are invited to participate.