Stem Cells and Cloning | Edition: 2
Author: Kelly A. Hogan, Michael A. Palladino
publisher: Benjamin Cummings
publisher Date: 08/01/2008
Schools: University at Albany (SUNY)
Description: Dr. Kelly A. Hogan of the University of North Carolina discusses the historical context and current application of stem cells, the recent discovery of new types of stem cells, the ethical controversy surrounding human cloning and embryonic stem cells, and the policies that govern scientists’ ability to work in this field. With a neutral presentation of political and religious views, this brief introduction provides readers a solid foundation to inform their own opinions of these controversial topics. Stem Cell Basics, Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs), Adult Stem Cells (ASCs), A Multi Pronged Approach to Curing Diseases, Cloning, Bioethics of Stem Cells and Cloning, Stem Cell and Cloning Policies, The Future, Resources, Questions for Further Discussion/Research. Intended for those interested in learning about stem cells and cloning.