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Title The human embryonic stem cell debate : science, ethics, and public policy / edited by Suzanne Holland, Karen Lebacqz, and Laurie Zoloth.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001.


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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 257 pages).
Series Basic bioethics
Basic bioethics.
Note "A Bradford book."
Includes index.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Human embryo -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Stem cells -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Stem Cells -- United States.
Public Policy -- United States.
Embryonic Structures.
Bioethics -- United States.
Research -- United States.
Embryo -- United States.
Embryo, Mammalian.
Stem Cells.
Public Policy.
Embryo -- United States.
Stem Cells -- United States.
Bioethics -- United States.
Public Policy -- United States.
Research -- United States.
United States.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents I. The science and background of human embryonic stem cells -- Human embryonic stem cells: a primer on the technology and its medical applications / Thomas B. Okarma -- Human embryonic stem cells / James A. Thomson -- The stem cell debate in historical context / John C. Fletcher -- II Raising the ethical issues -- On the ethics and politics of embryonic stem cell research / Erik Parens -- Human embryonic stem cell research: comments on the NBAC report / Francoise Baylis -- NBAC's arguments on embryo research: strengths and weaknesses / John C. Fletcher -- Beyond the embryo: a feminist appraisal of the embryonic stem cell debate / Suzanne Holland -- III. Angles of vision -- Stem cell research -- A Jewish perspective / Elliot N. Dorff -- The ethics of the eighth day: jewish bioethics and research on human embryonic stem cells / Laurie Zoloth -- Roman catholic views on research involving human embryonic stem cells / Margaret A. Farley -- Human embryonic stem cells: possible approaches from a catholic perspective / Michael M. Mendiola -- Embryonic stem cells and the theology of dignity / Ted Peters -- Some protestant reflections / Gilbert Meilaender -- On the elusive nature of respect / Karen Lebacqz -- Ethical issues: A secular perspective / Ernle W.D. Young -- IV Public discourse, oversight, and the role of research in society -- From the micro to the macro / Thomas A. Shannon -- "Expert Bioethics" as professional discourse: the case of stem cells / Paul Root Wolpe, Glenn McGee -- Stem cells: shaping the future in public policy / Margaret R. McLean -- Leaps and boundaries: expanding oversight of human stem cell research / Cynthia B. Cohen -- Jordan's banks: a view from the first years of human embryonic stem cell research / Laurie Zoloth.
Summary Annotation CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book for 2002 <br /><br />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. <br /><br />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.
Other Author Holland, Suzanne.
Lebacqz, Karen, 1945-
Zoloth, Laurie.
Other Title Print version: Human embryonic stem cell debate. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001 0262082993