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The stem cell controversy : debating the issues

Author: Michael Ruse; Christopher A Pynes
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2006.
Series: Contemporary issues (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays that address various issues associated with stem cell research including the medical promises it could offer as well as the ethic and religious objections to the process.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stem cell controversy.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2006
(OCoLC)623255041
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ruse; Christopher A Pynes
ISBN: 1591024048 9781591024040
OCLC Number: 67921989
Description: 367 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The science of stem cells. Editors' introduction --
Stem cells : a primer / National Institutes of Health --
The language really matters / Jane Maienschein --
Can old cells learn new tricks? / Gretchen Vogel --
Adult stem cells : a positive perspective / Sidney Houff --
"Parthenotes" expand the debate on stem cells / Rick Weiss --
pt. 2. Medical cures and promises. Editors' introduction --
Paralyzed mouse walks again as scientists fight stem cell ban / Katty Kay and Mark Henderson --
60 Minutes II, Holy grail / Carol Marin --
Human stem cell research and the potential for clinical application / National Bioethics Advisory Commission --
Fetal neuron grafts pave the way for stem cell therapies / Marcia Barinaga --
Promises of stem cells kept / Leigh Shoemaker --
pt. 3. Moral issues. Editors' introduction --
The stem cell slide : be alert to the beginnings of evil / Michael Novak --
Research with human embryonic stem cells: ethical considerations / Geron Ethics Advisory Board --
Ethics and policy in embryonic stem cell research / John A. Robertson --
The ethics and politics of small sacrifices in stem cell research / Glenn McGee and Arthur Caplan --
The ethical case against stem cell research / Søren Holm --
Stem cell research: the failure of bioethics / Don Marquis --
Public stem cell banks : considerations of justice in stem cell research and therapy / Ruth R. Faden, Liza Dawson, Alison S. Bateman-House, et al. --
pt. 4. Religious issues. Editors' introduction --
Patients' voices : the powerful sound in the stem cell debate / Daniel Perry --
The stem cell controversy / Ted Peters --
Stem cells and the Catholic Church / Aline H. Kalbian --
Testimony of Abdulaziz Sachedina / Abdulaziz Sachedina for National Bioethics Advisory Commission --
Human embryonic stem cell research : an intercultural perspective / LeRoy Walters --
pt. 5. Policy issues. Editors' introduction --
A time for restraint / Frank E. Young --
The politics and ethics of human embryo and stem cell research / Kenneth J. Ryan --
The basics about stem cells / Maureen L. Condic --
Locating convergence : ethics, public policy, and human stem cell research / Andrew W. Siegel --
Stem cells : public policy and ethics / Cindy R. Towns and D. Gareth Jones --
Ethical consistency in embryonic stem cell research / Simon Clarke --
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Series Title: Contemporary issues (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Responsibility: edited by Michael Ruse and Christopher A. Pynes.

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Presents a collection of essays that address various issues associated with stem cell research including the medical promises it could offer as well as the ethic and religious objections to the process.
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