Stem Cell Battles

Stem Cell Battles

Proposition 71 and Beyond : How Ordinary People Can Fight Back Against the Crushing Burden of Chronic Disease : With A Posthumous Foreword by Christopher Reeve

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This is a one-of-a-kind book: combining easy-to-understand science, in-the-trenches political warfare, and inspirational stories. It aims to give hope to individuals and families who suffer from chronic disease or disability; to point out how ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference in the battle to ease suffering and save lives through supporting medical research; to share in “people talk” some of the amazing progress already achieved in the new field of stem cell research; to show how even such a magnificent success as the California stem cell program is under constant attack from ideological groups; to offer medical research as a force for international cooperation; to suggest how cure research lessens the need for the mountainous costs of endless care.Unparalleled background: the author has been involved in virtually every important stem cell battle (state, national, and international) since embryonic stem cell research began. The author works closely with Robert N Klein, sponsor of the California stem cell program, the largest source of stem cell research funding in the world. In addition, the author is an award-winning teacher as well as writer, and seeks to entertain as well as educate. His book is not only substantive, but also fun.The book would be a treasured gift: for anyone suffering an “incurable” illness or who is a caregiver for a loved one; for a college student considering a rewarding career in biomedicine; for scientists who want to protect and enhance their research funding; and for anyone who wants to see government respond to the needs of its citizenry. Chronic disease and disability are a prison: cure is the triumphant escape — wheelchairs should be for temporary occupancy only.

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Author Don C. Reed presents readers with an examination of legislative battles over the use of human stem cells in a variety of research contexts throughout the United States. He has organized the main body of his text in seventy-one chapters covering individual battles, legal measures, the key organizations on both sides of the legislative fight, the controversy surrounding cloning, the controversy surrounding stem cell harvest and abortion, and a wide variety of other related issues. Reed is with the Americans for Cures Foundation, a political advocacy group in the U.S. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Hackensack, NJ :, World Scientific,, 2015
ISBN: 9789814618281
9814618284
9814618276
9789814618274
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Reeve, Christopher 1952-2004
Alternative Title: Proposition 71 and beyond

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