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People's Science Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier

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ISBN-10: 0804782970

ISBN-13: 9780804782975

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ruha Benjamin

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Stem cell research has sparked controversy and heated debate since the first human stem cell line was derived more than 20 years ago. Too frequently these debates devolve to simple judgments—good or bad, life-saving medicine or bioethical nightmare, symbol of human ingenuity or our fall from grace—ignoring the people affected. With this book, Ruha Benjamin moves the terms of debate to focus on the shifting relationship between science and society, on the people who benefit—or don't—from regenerative medicine and what this says about our democratic commitments to an equitable society.People's Scienceuncovers the tension between scientific innovation and social equality, taking the reader…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 6/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 267
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: To the Moon
Locating Biological Citizenship
Whose Body Politic?
Eggs for Sale
Race for Cures
Depathologizing Distrust
Toward Real Utopias