Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells

Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells

by Susan C. Hunnicut


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These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This book explores whether adult or embryonic stem cells are more promising, the ethics of both adult and embryonic stem cells, and the politics and regulation efforts around the stem cell debate.; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. 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: 9780737761740
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/12/2013
Series: At Issue Series: Health
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Stem Cells: An Overview: National Institutes of Health 10

2 Research Is Needed to Prove the Effectiveness of Various Stem Cell Therapies: International Society for Stem Cell Research 24

3 Adult Stem Cells Are More Beneficial than Embryonic Stem Cells David A. Prentice 32

4 Reprogrammed Adult Cells Are Not an Alternative to Embryonic Stem Cells Lara Salahi 37

5 Reprogrammed Adult Stem Cells Raise New Ethical Issues Matthew Hoberg 41

6 Most Americans Support Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Barack Obama 49

7 The Catholic Church Supports Adult Stem Cell Research John Monczunski 54

8 The Stem Cell War David Klinghoffer 59

9 The FDA Regulates Stem Cell Products to Protect the Public: US Food and Drug Administration 63

10 The FDA Should Not Regulate Stem Cell Products Robert O. Young 67

11 The Politics of Stem Cell Research Leave Scientists in Doubt Amy Harmon 71

12 Physicians Are Treating Patients Using Questionable Stem Cell Therapies Steve Sternberg 77

13 Texas Regulations for Adult Stem Cell Therapies Will Advance Research Leeza Rodriguez 87

14 Texas Stem Cell Rules May Impede Clinical Research Carrie Arnold 93

Organizations to Contact 97

Bibliography 102

Index 106

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