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Stem cell now : from the experiment that shook the world to the new politics of life

Author: Christopher Thomas Scott
Publisher: New York : Pi Press, ©2006.
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"Christopher Scott clarifies the science behind the stem cell revolution, from the landmark discovery of human embryonic stem cells to the latest research. He begins with how stem cells work, their role in the development and upkeep of the human body, and the differences between embryonic and adult stem cells. He then takes readers to the frontlines of this new science, introducing the men and women who are creating  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Thomas Scott
ISBN: 0131737988 9780131737983
OCLC Number: 61278520
Description: xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Donald Kennedy --
Abbreviations --
The experiment that shook the world --
The cell --
How we get to how we are --
A brief history of embryonic stem cells --
Hunting adult stem cells --
Seven questions --
The future of medicine --
The great moral divide --
The consequences of politics --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Glossary --
Further reading --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Christopher Thomas Scott.
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"Christopher Scott clarifies the science behind the stem cell revolution, from the landmark discovery of human embryonic stem cells to the latest research. He begins with how stem cells work, their role in the development and upkeep of the human body, and the differences between embryonic and adult stem cells. He then takes readers to the frontlines of this new science, introducing the men and women who are creating a new biotechnology and revealing their quests: Are there ultra-rare adult stem cells? Can stem cells uncover the secrets of cancer, rendering it reversible? How soon can we grow nerves and organs in the lab? The realm of possibility is exploding." "Scott clearly explains the arguments for and against the use of embryonic stem cells. He leaves the shrill rhetoric of both sides behind, leading readers through a discussion of the question at the heart of the debate: How, as a society, do we balance our responsibilities to the unborn and the sick?"--Jacket.

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