The Human Embryo Research Debates

The Human Embryo Research Debates : Bioethics in the Vortex of Controversy

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The Human Embryo Research Panel was charged with developing guidelines for all federally funded research on the human embryo. Controversy swirled around everything it did. This account of the author's work on the Panel places philosophical issues such as requirements of public reasoning and the determination of moral personhood, in a narrative framework. It also bridges the discussion with chapters on stem cell research and cloning.show more

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  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 163.1 x 244.3 x 24.9mm | 582.25g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195109473
  • 9780195109474

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Introduction; 1. Into the Vortex; 2. Determining Moral Status; 3. Drafting a Report; 4. The Issue of Research Embryos; 5. Politics Intrudes; 6. The Cloning Controversy; 7. The Stern Cell Debate; Conclusion; Afterword; Appendix A: Schema of Embryo Development; Appendix B: Human Embryo Research Panel: Categories of Researchshow more

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..".it's important to grapple with this book in the debate about human life's beginning and its value." - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly"Serious readers of science, philosophy, law and government who are interested in medical research cannot fail to enjoy The Human Embryo Research Debates. It should be required reading for students across these disciplines, not to mention for those on the right of so-called 'abortion politics'- if they care about the arguments, that is."--Nature December 2001..".an absorbing account and an invaluable resource."--JAMA April 2002"Serious readers of science, philosophy, law and government who are interested in medical research cannot fail to enjoy The Human Embryo Research Debates. It should be required reading for students across these disciplines, not to mention for those on the right of so-called 'abortion politics'- if they care about the arguments, that is."--Nature December 2001..".an absorbing account and an invaluable resource."--JAMA April 2002show more

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