Stem Cell Now: A Brief Introduction to the Coming Medical Revolution

Stem Cell Now: A Brief Introduction to the Coming Medical Revolution

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by Christopher Thomas Scott
     
 

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While many believe stem cell research holds the key to curing a wide range of ailments, others see this research as opening a Pandora’s box that will devalue human life.

In Stem Cell Now, Christopher Scott—executive director of Stanford University’s Stem Cells and Society Program—lays out the scientific and ethical issues

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While many believe stem cell research holds the key to curing a wide range of ailments, others see this research as opening a Pandora’s box that will devalue human life.

In Stem Cell Now, Christopher Scott—executive director of Stanford University’s Stem Cells and Society Program—lays out the scientific and ethical issues surrounding this national dilemma. Scott guides readers through the latest advances in stem cell research in clear, accessible language, telling the stories of the researchers who are exploring the potential of stem cells to cure cancer, grow new organs, and repair the immune system. He also leads readers through a discussion of the question at the heart of the explosive ethical debate: How, as a society, do we balance our responsibilities to the unborn and the sick? Stem Cell Now is essential reading for anyone who wants to build an informed opinion on stem cell research.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Probably the most lucid and readable primer on the science and politics of stem cells. Scott goes beyond the hype of instant cures and pro-life antagonism to present the true breadth of stem cell research.” —Seed Magazine

“Illuminating reading for everyone who wants to understand a hot-button topic that will dominate the political, medical, and religious arenas for years to come.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452287853
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/29/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
724,816
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“Probably the most lucid and readable primer on the science and politics of stem cells. Scott goes beyond the hype of instant cures and pro-life antagonism to present the true breadth of stem cell research.” —Seed Magazine

“Illuminating reading for everyone who wants to understand a hot-button topic that will dominate the political, medical, and religious arenas for years to come.” —Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER SCOTT is executive director of the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics Program in Stem Cells and Society. He has appeared on national radio and television, and has written for major newspapers and journals such as Science, Nature Biotechnology, and The Scientist.

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