Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells

Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells

by Margaret Haerens

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Overview

Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737742817
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2009
Series: At Issue Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Stem Cells: An Overview The National Academies 10

2 Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Immoral Mona Charen 21

3 Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Not a Moral Dilemma Michael Kinsley 25

4 The Government's Policy Regarding Stem Cell Research Is Contradictory Michael J. Sandel 29

5 Adult Stem Cells Are More Valuable than Embryonic Stem Cells Michael Fumento 37

6 Adult Stem Cells Are Not More Valuable than Embryonic Stem Cells Steven Edwards 47

7 The Stem Cell Debate Is Really About Funding Michael D. Tanner 51

8 Embryonic Stem Cell Research Should Be Federally Funded Jeffrey M. Drazen 54

9 Embryonic Stem Cell Research May Not Need Federal Funding Ronald Bailey 58

10 Embryonic Stem Cell Research Should Be Privately Funded Sigrid Fry-Revere 62

11 Biotechnology Can Find an Ethical Solution to the Stem Cell Debate Markus Grompe Robert P. George 66

12 The Stem Cell Debate Is Over Ryan T. Anderson 70

13 Despite Advances Embryonic, Not Adult, Stem Cells Are More Valuable Jonathan D. Moreno Sam Berger 81

14 Embryonic Stem Cells Should Not Be Used for Cloning Wendy Wright 85

15 The Embryo Glut Has Unexpected Consequences in the Stem Cell Debate Liza Mundy 94

Organizations to Contact 99

Bibliography 105

Index 109

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