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Understanding stem cells

Author: Justin Shortal; Rod Rees; Rees Films.; Video Education America.
Publisher: White Plains, N.Y. : VEA (Video Education America), ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gives an introduction to stem cells. Topics include: what stem cells are; the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells; IVF as a key source of embryonic stem cells; therapeutic cloning (somatic cell nuclear transfer); the difference between therapeutic and reproductive cloning; potential medical applications of stem cell research; and a brief overview of ethical issues raised by stem cell research.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Shortal; Rod Rees; Rees Films.; Video Education America.
OCLC Number: 179678093
Performer(s): Narration, Justin Shortal.
Description: 1 videodisc (31 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Responsibility: a Rees Films production ; a film by Rod Rees.

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Gives an introduction to stem cells. Topics include: what stem cells are; the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells; IVF as a key source of embryonic stem cells; therapeutic cloning (somatic cell nuclear transfer); the difference between therapeutic and reproductive cloning; potential medical applications of stem cell research; and a brief overview of ethical issues raised by stem cell research.

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Understanding Stem Cells; Stem Cells: The Ethical Issues

(EMRO user published 2008-02-19 ) Very Good Permalink
This set of two DVDs from VEA (Video Education America) provides a general overview of stem cells—what they are, how they work, and the controversies surrounding them. Understanding Stem Cells lays the groundwork for a basic understanding of the biology involved with stem cells. Topics covered...
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