Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research / Edition 1

Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research / Edition 1

by Paul Lauritzen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195128583

ISBN-13: 9780195128581

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The possibility that human beings may soon be cloned has generated enormous anxiety and fueled a vigorous debate about the ethics of contemporary science. Unfortunately, much of this debate about cloning has treated cloning as singular and revolutionary. The essays in Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research place debates about cloning in the context of

Overview

The possibility that human beings may soon be cloned has generated enormous anxiety and fueled a vigorous debate about the ethics of contemporary science. Unfortunately, much of this debate about cloning has treated cloning as singular and revolutionary. The essays in Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research place debates about cloning in the context of reproductive technology and human embryo research. Although novel, cloning is really just the next step in a series of reproductive interventions that began with in vitro fertilization in 1978. Cloning, embryo research, and reproductive technology must therefore be discussed together in order to be understood. The authors of this volume bring these topics together by examining the status of preimplantation embryos, debates about cloning and embryo research, and the formulation of public policy. The book is distinctive in framing cloning as inextricably tied to embryo research and in offering both secular and religious perspectives on cloning and embryo research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195128581
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction

1. Respect for Human Embryos, Bonnie Steinbock

2. Source or Resource, Courtney Campbell

3. Creating Embryos for Research: On Weighing Symbolic Costs, Maura A. Ryan

4. Casuistry, Virtue, and the Slippery Slope: Major Problems with Producing Human Embryonic Life for Research Purposes, James Kennan

5. Every Cell is Sacred: Logical Consequences of the Arguement from the Potential in the Age of Cloning, R. Alta Charo

6. Cloning Human Beings: An Assessment of the Ethical Issues Pro and Con, Dan W. Brock

7. Much Ado About Mutton: An Ethical Review of the Cloning Controversy, Ronald M. Green

8. Born Again: Faith and Yearning in the Cloning Controversy, Laurie Zoloth

9. Responsibility and Regulation: Reproductive Technologies, Cloning, and Embryo Research, Carol A. Tauer

10. Consensus, Ethics, and Politics in Cloning and Embryo Research, Jonathan D. Moreno and Alex John London

11. Morality, Religion, and Public Bioethics: Shifting the Paradigm for the Public Discussion of Embryo Research and Human Cloning, Brian Stiltner

12. The Law Meets Reproductive Technology: The Prospect of Human Cloning, Heidi Forster and Emily Remsey

Appendix 1. Executive Summary, Human Embryo Research Panel Report

Appendix 2. Executive Summary, National Bioethics Advisory Commission Report, Cloning Human beings

Appendix 2a. Excerpts, Chapter 2, National Bioethics Advisory Commission Report, Cloning Human Beings

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