The Stem Cell Dilemma: The Scientific Breakthroughs, Ethical Concerns, Political Tensions, and Hope Surrounding Stem Cell Research [NOOK Book]

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Today’s scientists are showing us how stem cells create and repair the human body. Unlocking these secrets has become the new Holy Grail of biomedical research. But behind that search lies a sharp divide, one that has continued for years. Stem cells offer the hope of creating or repairing tissues lost to age, disease, and injury. Yet, because of this ability, stem cells also hold the potential to incite an international biological arms race.

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The Stem Cell Dilemma: The Scientific Breakthroughs, Ethical Concerns, Political Tensions, and Hope Surrounding Stem Cell Research

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Overview

Today’s scientists are showing us how stem cells create and repair the human body. Unlocking these secrets has become the new Holy Grail of biomedical research. But behind that search lies a sharp divide, one that has continued for years. Stem cells offer the hope of creating or repairing tissues lost to age, disease, and injury. Yet, because of this ability, stem cells also hold the potential to incite an international biological arms race.

The Stem Cell Dilemma illuminates everything you need to know about stem cells, and in this new edition the authors have included up-to-date information on scientific advances with iPS cells, clinical trials that are currently underway, hESC policy that is in the U.S. courts, stem cells and biodefense, developments at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and growing international competition, plus all the basics of what stem cells are and how they work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781628721812
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Leo Furcht, MD, is Allan-Pardee professor and chairman of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. A former president of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology, he holds several key patents in the stem cell field. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

William Hoffman has been a writer and editor in the University of Minnesota Medical School for over twenty-five years and has created a series of Web-based global bioscience maps that show how competition in science and business affects ethics, policymaking, and economic development. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Brock Reeve is executive director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and the brother of the late Christopher Reeve. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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