Stem Cell Research

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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:
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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

1 Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Ethical Paul Wallis 11

2 Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Unethical Steve Chapman 17

3 Stem Cell Research Can Lead to Cloning and Other Scientific Atrocities Paige C. Cunningham 23

4 Stem Cell Research Will Not Likely Lead to Cloning or Other Scientific Atrocities Arthur Caplan 29

Chapter 2 Can Stem Cell Research Cure Disease?

1 Embryonic Stem Cell Research Will Cure Many Diseases Michael J. Fox 35

2 The Curative Power of Embryonic Stem Cells Has Been Exaggerated Mary Carmichael 40

3 Alternative Kinds of Stem Cell Research Can Cure Disease David Prentice 48

4 Embroynic Stem Cell Research Remains Most Promising to Cure Disease George Daley 54

5 Media Hype Creates Unrealistic Expectations for Stem Cell Research Sally Lehrman 62

6 The Media Are Biased Toward Positive Coverage of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Wesley J. Smith 68

Chapter 3 To What Extent Should the Government Support Stem Cell Research?

1 The Government Should Fund Embryonic Stem Cell Research Jim Abrams 75

2 The Private Sector Should Fund Stem Cell Research Jeff Jacoby 80

3 The Government Must Create Ethical Guidelines for Stem Cell Research Kristen Matthews 86

4 The United States Has Fallen Behind in Stem Cell Research Jonathan D. Moreno Sam Berger 92

5 The United States Has Not Fallen Behind in Stem Cell Research New Scientist 99

Facts About Stem Cell Research 104

Glossary 108

Organizations to Contact 110

For Further Reading 117

Index 122

Picture Credits 127

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