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From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology

Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199219780
eISBN:
9780191713002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219780.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This is a book for anyone who has ever paused to wonder: Will cloning ever be legal? Why it is that ‘saviour siblings’ and sex selection provoke such strong reactions? Will there ever be such a thing ... More


Life in the Womb: Conception and Gestation in Buddhist Scripture and Classical Indian Medical Literature

Robert Kritzer

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The classical Indian medical texts all contain detailed chapters on embryology, and many Indian religious works also discuss the topics of conception and gestation. Although much of the content of ... More


 Formed after an Image: Procreative God in Romans 8:29

Caroline Johnson Hodge

in If Sons, Then Heirs: A Study of Kinship and Ethnicity in the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182163
eISBN:
9780199785612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182163.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In Romans 8:29, Paul outlines the relationship between Christ, the gentiles newly in-Christ, and God. Christ is not an ancestor (like Abraham), but a firstborn brother of the same generation as the ... More


Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Jane Marie Law and Vanessa R. Sasson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

In contemporary Western culture, the word “fetus” introduces either a political subject or a literal, medicalized entity. Neither of these frameworks gives sufficient credit to the vast array of ... More


Tibetan Buddhist Narratives of the Forces of Creation

Frances Garrett

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter examines different models of fetal growth in premodern religious and medical Tibetan embryological narratives, which describe causal forces such as karma, the natural elements, the ... More


Evolving Embryology

Jan Sapp

in Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156195
eISBN:
9780199790340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the development of embryology. Experimental embryology, which began in the 1880s, aimed to discover the actual physicochemical processes by which the adult developed from the ... More


The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Tony Prosser

in The Regulatory Enterprise: Government, Regulation, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579839
eISBN:
9780191594472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579839.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter applies the arguments developed in the preceding chapter to the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. It examines the background to, and functions of, the Authority and ... More


Medicine and Life Sciences

Leonid Zhmud

in Pythagoras and the Early Pythagoreans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289318
eISBN:
9780191741371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289318.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of Greek medicine. In the lifetime of Pythagoras the physicians of Croton enjoyed the greatest renown. The volume of evidence on medicine in Croton allows us to ... More


Phylum Nemertodermatid

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The phylum Nemertodermatida is comprised of about ten species of millimetre-sized ‘turbellariform’ worms that are mostly interstitial. One species, Meara, lives as a commensal in the pharynx of ... More


Phylum Loricifera

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0054
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The Loricifera is a newly discovered phylum comprised of nine known genera of microscopic animals with a total of about thirty species, but new types are still being discovered. Three of these genera ... More


The Age of Immunology: Conceiving A Future in an Alienating World

A. David Napier

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226568126
eISBN:
9780226568140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568140.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book argues that the central assumption of immunology—that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self—has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this ... More


October 2007: Three Proposals

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0034
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This commentary discusses (from the viewpoint of 2007) three important law reform proposals, only one of which let to legislation. The UK Department of Health published for consultation a draft Human ... More


January 2009: Parenthood Reborn

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 amended the parenthood provisions previously contained in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, updating them to give recognition to the ... More


Souls Before Birth and at Death

Norman Kretzmann

in The Metaphysics of Creation: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles II

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246540
eISBN:
9780191597879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246548.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In Aquinas's attempt to explain the origin of an individual human being's soul (his embryological account), he argues that a human soul does not begin to exist at conception, or for some time ... More


Blessed Among Women?: Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament

Alicia Myers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677084
eISBN:
9780190677114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677084.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Mothers appear throughout the New Testament. Called “blessed among women” by Elizabeth in the Gospel of Luke, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the most obvious example. But Mary is joined by Elizabeth, ... More


Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Lynn Morgan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book tells the story of an early twentieth-century undertaking, the Carnegie Institution of Washington's project to collect thousands of embryos for scientific study. The book blends social ... More


The Biopolitics of Embryos and Alphabets: A Reproductive History of the Nonhuman

Ruth A. Miller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190638351
eISBN:
9780190638399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638351.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The two subjects of this book are biopolitics (unfashionable since the late 1990s) and posthumanism (falling out of fashion since the mid-2000s). Taking the inauspicious intersection of these two ... More


A Skeleton in the Closet and Fetuses in the Basement

Lynn M. Morgan

in Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter begins with the author's reactions to seeing the jars of embryos and fetuses stored at a science department storeroom at Mount Holyoke College. She eventually learned that the collection ... More


Embryo Visions

Lynn M. Morgan

in Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter introduces the world of Franklin Mall, the anatomist and avid human embryo collector without whom the embryo collection might not have existed. Mall's career spanned a transitional ... More


Embryo Tales

Lynn M. Morgan

in Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

While feminist scholars traced the emergence of the public fetus to ultrasound and other imaging technologies, this chapter examines how embryos were recruited much earlier to “speak” about the ... More


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