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Stem Cell Dilemma Beacons of Hope or Harbingers of Doom?

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ISBN-10: 1559708727

ISBN-13: 9781559708722

Edition: 2008

Authors: Leo Furcht, William Hoffman, Brock Reeve

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This guide to the stem cell controversy tells readers everything they ever wanted to know about stem cells including what they are, how they work and why their use has become so controversial.
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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 4/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Leo Furcht, MD , is Allan-Pardee professor and chairman of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. A former president of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology, he holds several key patents in the stem cell field. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

William Hoffman has been a writer and editor in the University of Minnesota Medical School for over twenty-five years and has created a series of Web-based global bioscience maps that show how competition in science and business affects ethics, policymaking, and economic development. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xxi
Timelinep. xxxi
Glossaryp. xliii
Prologue: Into the Cavep. lvii
Agents of Hopep. 1
Diseases and Cancers of the Blood
Heart Disease
Diabetes and Other Autoimmune Diseases
Spinal Cord Injury and Nervous System Diseases
Universal Donor Cells
Architects of Developmentp. 35
Stem Cells 101
A Brief History of Regenerative Science
Closing the "Regeneration Gap"
The Genetics of Stem Cells
Cellular Aging and Immortality
Gastrulation and a Womb with a View
The Future of Regeneration
Challengers of Ethicsp. 75
Metaphorically Speaking
Clarifying Cloning
Designer Babies
Using Surplus Embryos
Life and Death on the Moral Compass
Bioethics Commissions
Barometers of Politicsp. 115
Public Opinion and Corn-Pone Politics
Cloning and the United Nations
Stem Cells and the Law
Are Humans Patentable?
American Exceptionalism
Objects of Competitionp. 145
Is America Losing Its Edge?
Clusters of Innovation
New Jersey
Competitors Abroad
South Korea
Patient Advocacy Goes Global
Free Exchange of Stem Cell Know-How
Harbingers of Destructionp. 195
Immunity in the Age of Bioterrorism
Military Research and Development
A Matter of National Security
An Immune System in a Bottle
Project BioShield
The Future of Immunity
Theoretical Possibilities of Death
Controlling the Power of Stem Cells
Epilogue: Beyond the Darknessp. 233
Acknowledgmentsp. 243
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 271
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