Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate: The Scientific, Religious, Ethical, and Political Issues / Edition 1

Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate: The Scientific, Religious, Ethical, and Political Issues / Edition 1

by Kristen Renwick Monroe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520252128

ISBN-13: 9780520252127

Pub. Date: 12/11/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

"What the editors have managed to accomplish with Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate is very significant. The book is well-informed, sophisticated, and attends to the moral and scientific complexities of stem cell research, rather than sweeping them under the rug. This book encompasses the complexities without sacrificing the other main virtue of the

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"What the editors have managed to accomplish with Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate is very significant. The book is well-informed, sophisticated, and attends to the moral and scientific complexities of stem cell research, rather than sweeping them under the rug. This book encompasses the complexities without sacrificing the other main virtue of the collection: to definitively illuminate the debate for all."—Jason Scott Robert, author of Embryology, Epigenesis, & Evolution: Taking Development Seriously

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520252127
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/11/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: Framing the Controversy....................1
Kristen Renwick Monroe, Ronald B. Miller, and Jerome S. Tobis 1. Stem Cells....................10
Peter J. Bryant and Philip H. Schwartz 2. Therapeutic Uses of Stem Cells....................37
Philip H. Schwartz and Peter J. Bryant 3. Ethical Issues in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research....................62
Philip J. Nickel 4. Religious Perspectives on Embryonic Stem Cell Research....................79
Mahtab Jafari, Fanny Elahi, Saba Ozyurt, and Ted Wrigley 5. Political Issues in the Stem Cell Debate: The View from California....................95
Lawrence S. B. Goldstein 6. Roots and Branches of the U.S. National Debate on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research....................108
Lee L. Zwanziger 7. Stem Cell Politics: The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good....................134
Sidney H. Golub 8. Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Research, Therapy, and Public Policy....................146
Ronald B. Miller Epilogue....................197
Kristen Renwick Monroe and Ted Wrigley Contributors....................203
Index....................207

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