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Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Sheldon Krimsky

Abstract

“Stem cells” have become linked with both new frontiers in medical science and political and ethical controversy. The field, along with the emerging area of regenerative medicine, is creating the conditions for a time when damaged tissue and organs might be repaired through personalized cell therapy as easily as the body repairs itself, therefore revolutionizing the treatment of numerous diseases. Yet to obtain human embryonic stem cells, scientists must destroy human embryos—a prospect that has provoked intense reactions among the American public. Addressing the moral and ethical issues of st ... More

Keywords: stem cells, regenerative medicine, personalized cell therapy, human embryonic stem cells, human embryos, moral issues, ethics, stem cell research, cloning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167482
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.001.0001

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Sheldon Krimsky, author

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