Stem Cells: New Frontiers in Science & Ethics (BOK)

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This book provides high quality chapters each of which deals with different aspects of the stem cell debate, each chapter, in itself, giving an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of its own particular issue (ethical or legal). The scope of this book ranges across a number of different issues in the debate on stem cells, from the ethical challenges of conducting stem cell research to those of the clinical application of stem cell technology. Fast-moving and ever-changing, stem cell science and research presents ongoing ethical and legal challenges in the UK as well as in many other countries. Each development and innovation throws up new ethical challenges. This is the case even where a new development, for example, induced pluripotent stem cells, initially seems to solve old dilemmas. Sometimes it becomes evident that new science does not in fact solve old problems and the ethical issues remain. In recognition of this, this book tackles these issues, old and new. The early chapters bring fresh new perspectives on the permissibility of using embryos in stem cell research, while the later chapters move on to actual and potential new clinical uses of stem cells and present novel arguments about this. The value of this approach is that readers can gain an understanding of the different issues in the stem cell debate from a number of ethical (and legal) perspectives, but in a manner which gives deep and rigorous analysis.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
World Scientific Publishing UK
ISBN 9789814374248 Antall sider 250
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,8cm Vekt 590 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Muireann Quigley, Sarah Chan
Emner og form Medical ethics & professional conduct, Bio-ethics

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