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“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


The Emergence of Ethical Controversy

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/9780801449574.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter traces the emergence of the human embryo as an object of ethical controversy from 1968 through the early 1990s. This trajectory can be divided into three phases. The first phase, roughly ... 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


Stem Cell and Cloning Politics

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/9780801449574.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses embryo politics in United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany that emerged from the twin cloning and embryonic stem cell breakthroughs of 1997–98. The promise of a new ... More


Building a Collection

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/9780520260436.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter describes how embryologists built the professional relationships that gave them exclusive access to the precious specimens located within women's bodily realms, and how they devised ... More


First Embryo Research Regimes

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/9780801449574.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the national embryo research regimes in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. In all four countries, contrasting national terms of debate combined with ... More


Traffic in “Embryo Babies”

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/9780520260436.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter looks at the social and medical circumstances that generated a reliable supply of embryo specimens. It considers the health and welfare of pregnant women in early twentieth-century ... More


Conclusion

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/9780801449574.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This concluding chapter first discusses three overarching trends revealed by the comparison of embryo politics in United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany from 1968–96 and 1997–2008. These are ... 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


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

Sheldon Krimsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167482
eISBN:
9780231539401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167482.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

“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 ... More


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