Stem Cell Research: New Frontiers in Science and Ethics / Edition 1

Stem Cell Research: New Frontiers in Science and Ethics / Edition 1

by Nancy E. Snow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0268017786

ISBN-13: 9780268017781

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press


“This is an excellent collection. It is a very thoughtful blend of science, ethics, and public policy. People reading this book will receive an outstanding introduction and analysis of the critical issues surrounding the embryonic stem cell debate.” —Thomas A. Shannon, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 
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“This is an excellent collection. It is a very thoughtful blend of science, ethics, and public policy. People reading this book will receive an outstanding introduction and analysis of the critical issues surrounding the embryonic stem cell debate.” —Thomas A. Shannon, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 
This timely volume brings together essays by an internationally distinguished and diverse group of scholars. Contributors thoughtfully explore the ethical, public policy, and scientific implications of embryonic and adult stem cell research. Part one of the book offers a variety of scientific and public policy perspectives, including essays on stem cell plasticity and using umbilical cord blood as an alternative source of pluripotent stem cells. Part two vigorously examines the ethics of stem cell research and considers issues of social justice, morality, and public policy. Scientific alternatives, a natural law perspective regarding federal funding, and a discussion of the possible moral complicity of Catholic researchers are among the distinctive contributions made to the stem cell research debate by this collection. The objective and balanced discussions contained in this volume serve as an accessible introduction to the bioethical questions, issues, and problems surrounding stem cell research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268017781
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Stem Cell Research: New Frontiers in Science and Ethics1
Ch. 1The Present and Future of Stem Cell Research: Scientific, Ethical, and Public Policy Perspectives15
Ch. 2Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Ethics in the Face of Uncertainty23
Ch. 3Stem Cell Research and Religious Freedom37
Ch. 4Umbilical Cord Blood, Stem Cells, and Bone Marrow Transplantation47
Ch. 5Stem Cell Plasticity: Adult Bone Marrow Stromal Cells Differentiate into Neurons61
Ch. 6Stem Cell Ethics: Lessons from the Context85
Ch. 7Levels of Moral Complicity in the Act of Human Embryo Destruction100
Ch. 8Stem Cells and Social Ethics: Some Catholic Contributions121
Ch. 9The Ethics and Policy of Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Catholic Perspective143
Ch. 10What Would You Do If ...? Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and the Defense of the Innocent167
Glossary195
Select Bibliography201
Contributors211
Index213

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