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Religion, Public Reason, and Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Cynthia B. Cohen

David E. Guinn (ed.)

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that although there are certain limits on how religious bodies and their members should attempt to insert their beliefs into public policy matters, religiously based arguments ... More


Cell Types and Their Origins

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the developmental evolution of cell types, the lowest level of biological organization for which questions of identity (that is, cell identity) play a major role. Higher ... More


“On One Path or the Other”: Cloning, Religion, and the Making of U.S. Biopolicy

Nigel M. de S. Cameron

David E. Guinn (ed.)

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The series of policy positions of the US administration in the opening years of the “biotech century” in respect to cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the patenting of human embryos offers a ... More


Motoneurons from Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Present Status and Future Strategies for their Use in Regenerative Medicine

K. S Sidhu

in Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Human embryonic stem cells are pluripotent and can produce the entire range of major somatic cell lineage of the central nervous system and thus form an important source for cell-based therapy of ... More


Stem Cell Research

Bonnie Steinbock

in Life Before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195341621
eISBN:
9780199897131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341621.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research involves the destruction of embryos. On the interest view, embryos lack moral standing, but research that kills embryos is deeply offensive to many people. ... More


Genetics, Cloning, and Stem Cell Research

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368246
eISBN:
9780199867615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter provides an overview of ethical, social, and policy issues related to research on human genetics and embryonic stem cells. It covers such topics as genetic engineering of animals and ... More


The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Thomas Banchoff

in Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449574
eISBN:
9780801460593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449574.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter tracks the path of stem cell research that culminated in the isolation of human embryonic stem cells in 1998 and the prospect of therapeutic cloning. It then charts the rise of an ethic ... More


The Use–Derivation Distinction

Katrien Devolder

in The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199547999
eISBN:
9780191792038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547999.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 3 investigates the use–derivation distinction. This middle-ground position holds that while deriving embryonic stem cells is always wrong, it can be permissible to use such cells in research ... More


Technical Solutions

Katrien Devolder

in The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199547999
eISBN:
9780191792038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547999.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 discusses several proposals for obtaining embryonic stem cells, or their functional equivalents, without harming embryos: the use of organismically dead embryos, blastomere biopsy, the ... More


The eukaryotic cell-cycle engine

Baltazar D. Aguda and Avner Friedman

in Models of Cellular Regulation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198570912
eISBN:
9780191718717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570912.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter illustrates the construction of a cell-cycle model of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to highlight the essential network and dynamical elements of the eukaryotic cell-cycle ... More


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