By Michael Ruse – The Stem Cell Controversy: Debating the Issues: 2nd (second) Edition

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Stem Cell Research and Other Cell-Related Controversies (Cells: the Building Blocks of Life)

Scientific progress often sparks disputes about the meaning of a discovery, the research methods, and the possible uses of new technology. From the debate about teaching evolution in public schools to the modern controversies of ownership that arise in the context of gene patenting and medical tissues, there have been many ethical and religious arguments for and against further scientific advancements. Stem Cell Research and Other Cell-Related Controversies explores many of these complex issues in cell research and technology, including strategies for pursuing human stem cell-based therapies and the genetic modification of plants, animals, and humans.

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Is Stem Cell Research Necessary? (In Controversy)

The Obama administration has repealed restrictions on federal funding for stem cell research, which has been characterized as both a miraculous development that could cure cancer and other diseases and as an immoral technology that threatens the very essence of what it means to be human. Through objective discussion, numerous direct quotes, and full-color illustrations this title examines What Are the Origins of the Stem Cell Controversy? What Benefits Could Stem Cell Research Offer? Is Stem Cell Research Moral? Are There Effective Alternatives to Embryonic Stem Cell Research? Should the Government Support Stem Cell Research?

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