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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; ; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737736489
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/7/2007
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 262
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?     11
Introduction     14
Will Stem Cells Cure Disease?
Chapter Preface     19
Stem Cells Will Soon Provide Cures for Many Diseases$dStem Cell Research Foundation     22
The Promise of Stem Cells Is Exaggerated   Peter Aldhous     29
Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Necessary to Find a Diabetes Cure   Robert Goldstein     40
Nonembryonic Stem Cell Research Can Find a Diabetes Cure   Dave Andrusko     48
Embryonic Stem Cell Research May One Day Cure Alzheimer's Disease   Sharon Begley     54
Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Unlikely to Cure Alzheimer's Disease   Rick Weiss     58
Periodical Bibliography     64
What Ethical and Moral Questions Surround Stem Cell Research?
Chapter Preface     66
Destroying Embryos in Order to Obtain Stem Cells Is Immoral   William Cheshire     68
Destroying Embryos in Order to Obtain Stem Cells Is Not Immoral   Jonathan D. Moreno   Sam Berger     76
Therapeutic Cloning to Obtain Embryonic Stem Cells Is Immoral   David A. Prentice   William Saunders     81
Therapeutic Cloning to Obtain Embryonic Stem Cells Is Not Immoral   Michael J. Sandel     90
Stem Cell Treatments Threaten Human Morality   Paul Lauritzen     98
Stem Cell Treatments Do Not Threaten Human Morality   Susan Squier   Catherine Waldby   Anita Silvers     109
Altered Nuclear Transfer Is a Moral Way to Obtain Embryonic Stem Cells   E. Christian Brugger     117
Periodical Bibliography     126
What Role Should the Government Play in Stem Cell Research?
Chapter Preface     128
U.S. Stem Cell Policy Is Moral   George W. Bush     131
U.S. Stem Cell Policy Is Morally Inconsistent   Arthur Caplan     138
The Current Number of Federally Approved Stem Cell Lines Is Inadequate$dJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International     144
The Number of Federally Approved Stem Cell Lines Should Not Be Increased   Eric Cohen     152
Americans Favor Government Support of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research$dCivil Society Institute/Results for America     160
Americans Do Not Favor Government Support of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research$dUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops     165
U.S. Policy Is Hurting Stem Cell Research in the United States   Gareth Cook     170
U.S Policy Is Not Hurting Stem Cell Research in the United States$dDo No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics      179
Periodical Bibliography     185
Are There Alternatives to Embryonic Stem Cells?
Chapter Preface     187
Adult Stem Cells Are More Promising than Embryonic Stem Cells   Jean Peduzzi-Nelson     189
Adult Stem Cells Are Not More Promising than Embryonic Stem Cells   William B. Neaves     195
Fetal Stem Cells Are a Promising Alternative to Embryonic Stem Cells   Business Week     201
Stem Cells Should Not Be Harvested from Artificially Grown Fetuses   Robert P. George     206
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Are More Beneficial than Embryonic Stem Cells   Peter Hollands   Peter J. Smith     213
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Cannot Replace Embryonic Stem Cells   K. Welte, World Marrow Donor Association     219
Amniotic Fluid Stem Cells May Replace Embryonic Stem Cells   Mary Carmichael     227
Periodical Bibliography     233
For Further Discussion     234
Organizations to Contact     237
Bibliography of Books     243
Glossary     247
Index     251
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