Biomedical Ethics Reviews

Stem Cell Research

Editors: Humber, James M., Almeder, Robert F. (Eds.)

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Stem cell research holds high promise of providing powerful new treatments for a number of debilitating diseases, even while it raises for some-as a form of human experimentation-a number of difficult moral problems. In Stem Cell Research, a well-seasoned panel of philosophers, ethicists, feminists, and historians examine these moral issues and introduce the principal arguments for and against such research. Among difficult issues considered are these: What reason (or reasons) are there for believing that human embryonic stem cells should (or should not) be accorded the protections ordinarily extended to full members of the human moral community? Would it be wrong to experiment with stem cells taken from human embryos, knowing that such experimentation would lead to the destruction of the embryos, even if they were about to be destroyed and discarded? Does the current use of human embryonic stem cells in research devalue humanity by treating these materials as mere "commodities"? Finally, are the current regulations on stem cell research unjust because they alienate women from their reproductive labor?
Broad in scope and objective in its coverage, Stem Cell Research offers both a balanced presentation and thoughtful critiques of the main arguments in the debate, allowing readers to reach their own conclusions on all the key moral issues associated with today's stem cell research.

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"...offers an up to date presentation of some of the issues surrounding the use of human stem cells in research." - Bull. Med. Eth.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stem Cell Research
Editors
  • James M. Humber
  • Robert F. Almeder
Series Title
Biomedical Ethics Reviews
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-674-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-674-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-401-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-543-9
Series ISSN
0742-1796
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 183
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