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The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (Basic Bioethics)

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Publisher Comments:

Human embryonic stem cells can divide indefinitely and have the potential to develop into many types of tissue. Research on these cells is essential to one of the most intriguing medical frontiers, regenerative medicine. It also raises a host of difficult ethical issues and has sparked great public interest and controversy.

This book offers a foundation for thinking about the many issues involved in human embryonic stem cell research. It considers questions about the nature of human life, the limits of intervention into human cells and tissues, and the meaning of our corporeal existence. The fact that stem cells may be derived from living embryos that are destroyed in the process or from aborted fetuses ties the discussion of stem cell research to the ongoing debates on abortion. In addition to these issues, the essays in the book touch on broader questions such as who should approve controversial research and what constitutes human dignity, respect, and justice. The book contains contributions from the Ethics Advisory Board of the Geron Coroporation; excerpts from expert testimony given before the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, which helped shape recent National Institutes of Health policy; and original analytical essays on the implications of this research.

Synopsis:

Leading philosophers, ethicists, scientists, and religious scholars provide a foundation for thinking about the new and controversial field of human embryonic stem cell research.

About the Author

Suzanne Holland is Assistant Professor of Religious and Social Ethics at the University of Puget Sound.Karen Lebacqz is Gordon Sproul Professor of Theological Ethics at the Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.Laurie Zoloth is Professor of Social Ethics and Jewish Philosophy and Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262582087
Subtitle:
Science, Ethics, and Public Policy
Editor:
Holland, Suzanne
Editor:
Holland, Suzanne
Author:
a L.
Author:
Holland, Suzanne
Author:
urie Zoloth
Author:
Zoloth, Laurie
Editor:
Zoloth, Laurie
Author:
Lebacqz, Karen
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Moral and ethical aspects
Subject:
Human embryo
Subject:
Stem cells.
Subject:
Human embryo - Research -
Subject:
Stem cells - Research -
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Basic Bioethics The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20010914
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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