Renewing the Stuff of Life

Renewing the Stuff of Life

Stem Cells, Ethics, and Public Policy

eBook - 2007
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Stem cell therapy is ushering in a new era of medicine in which we will be able to repair human organs and tissue at their most fundamental level- that of the cell. The power of stem cells to regenerate cells of specific types, such as heart, liver, and muscle, is unique and extraordinary. In 1998 researchers learned how to isolate and culture embryonic stem cells, which are only obtainable through the destruction of human embryos. An ethical debate has raged since then about the ethics of this research, usually pitting pro-life advocates vs. those who see the great promise of curing some of h.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781281163059
1281163058
9780195305241
0195305248
9780199719440
0199719446
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 311 pages) : illustrations

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