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Editors: Brendan E. Aylesworth
Book Description:
Human embryonic stem cells are often described as "master cells," able to develop into any other type of cell in the human body. Research on embryonic stem cells has given rise to ethical debates, as the removal of an embryonic stem cell from an embryo typically involves the destruction of that embryo. In 2007, researchers in Japan and the United States published reports that they had successfully induced adult human somatic cells to exhibit characteristics similar to embryonic stem cells. Some have argued that these new induced pluripotent stem cells render embryonic stem cell research unnecessary, while others contend that continued embryonic stem cell research is still important.

This book consists of public domain documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Legal Issues Related to Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, pp. 1-10
(Edward C. Liu)

Chapter 2. Stem Cell Research: Ethical Issues, pp. 11-32
(Erin D. Williams and Judith A. Johnson)

Chapter 3. Stem Cell Research: Federal Research Funding and Oversight
(Judith A. Johnson and Erin D. Williams), pp. 33-64

Chapter 4. Stem Cell Science Hearing- Bertino Testimony, pp. 65-68

Chapter 5. Stem Cell Science Hearing- Daley Testimony, pp. 69-72

Chapter 6. Stem Cell Science Hearing- Fraser Testimony, pp. 73-80

Chapter 7. Stem Cell Science Hearing- Gearhart Testimony, pp. 81-86

Chapter 8. Stem Cell Science Hearing- Johnson Testimony, pp. 87-92

Chapter 9. Stem Cell Science Hearing- Patel Testimony, pp. 93-98

Chapter 10. Stem Cell Science Hearing- Rice Testimony, pp. 99-102

Chapter 11. Stem Cell Science Hearing- Zerhouni Testimony, pp. 103-110

Chapter Sources

      Cell Biology Research Progress
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-083-1
   Status: AV
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