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Stem Cell Dialogues A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Author: Sheldon Krimsky
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sheldon Krimsky is the Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning in the School of Arts and Sciences and adjunct professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine at Tufts University. His research focuses on the links among science and technology, ethics and values, and public policy, and he is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Krimsky
ISBN: 9780231167482 0231167482 9780231539401 0231539401
OCLC Number: 908989940
Description: 1 online resource (280 p.)
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
Annotated Table of Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Harnessing Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine --
DIALOGUE 1. HOPE --
DIALOGUE 2. WHY IS THIS CELL DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CELLS? --
DIALOGUE 3. THE PRESIDENT’S STEM CELLS --
DIALOGUE 4. THE DICKEY-WICKER ENIGMA --
DIALOGUE 5. THE MORAL STATUS OF EMBRYOS --
DIALOGUE 6. CREATING GOOD FROM IMMORAL ACTS --
DIALOGUE 7. CIRCUMVENTING EMBRYOCIDE --
DIALOGUE 8. MY PERSONALIZED BETA CELLS FOR DIABETES --
DIALOGUE 9. REPAIRING BRAIN CELLS IN STROKE VICTIMS --
DIALOGUE 10. REVERSING MACULAR DEGENERATION --
DIALOGUE 11. MY STEM CELLS, MY CANCER --
DIALOGUE 12. REPROGRAMMING CELLS --
DIALOGUE 13. MY PERSONALIZED DISEASE CELLS --
DIALOGUE 14. TO CLONE OR NOT TO CLONE: THAT IS THE QUESTION --
DIALOGUE 15. PATENTING HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS IS IMMORAL AND ILLEGAL (IN EUROPE) --
DIALOGUE 16. MY EMBRYO IS AUCTIONED ON THE INTERNET --
DIALOGUE 17. HERE COMES THE EGG MAN: OOCYTES & EMBRYOS.ORG --
DIALOGUE 18. HUMAN-ANIMAL CHIMERAS AND HYBRIDS --
DIALOGUE 19. STEM CELL TOURISM --
DIALOGUE 20. SOCIAL MEDIA MEET SCIENCE HYPE --
DIALOGUE 21. FEMINISM AND THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF HUMAN EGGS/EMBRYOS --
DIALOGUE 22. WAS MY BIRTH EMBRYO ME? --
DIALOGUE 23. EMBRYOS WITHOUT OVARIES --
DIALOGUE 24. HOW MY CELLS BECAME DRUGS --
DIALOGUE 25. A CLINICAL TRIAL FOR PARALYSIS TREATMENT --
EPILOGUE --
Notes --
Glossary --
Index --
Backmatter
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A dramatic new way to explore controversial science: Socratic dialogues. These creative debates follow the nuances and complexities of stem cell research and emerging therapies for informed readers  Read more...

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