A DEBATE THAT STEMS FROM HUMAN CELLS
- Beyond the 'embryo question': human embryonic stem cell ethics in the context of biomaterial donation in the UK. Bahadur, G.; Morrison, M.; Machin, L. // Reproductive BioMedicine Online (Reproductive Healthcare Limited;Dec2010, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p868
Discussion about the ethics of human embryonic stem cell (ESC) research in the UK tends to be dominated by the divisive and potentially intractable issue of the moral status of the embryo. This can have the effect of silencing or marginalizing other concerns, especially in the context of public...
- The bioethics of stem cell research and therapy. Insoo Hyun // Journal of Clinical Investigation;Jan2010, Vol. 120 Issue 1, p71
Discussion of the bioethics of human stem cell research has transitioned from controversies over the source of human embryonic stem cells to concerns about the ethical use of stem cells in basic and clinical research. Key areas in this evolving ethical discourse include the derivation and use of...
- Ethics of a New Science. Wallis, Claudia // Time;5/9/2005, Vol. 165 Issue 19, p23
Focuses on ethical dilemmas surrounding research using human embryonic stem cells. Lack of the establishment of scientific and ethical guidelines by the National Institutes of Health due to George W. Bush's order limiting stem cell research to imperfect cell lines in existence; List of...
- The Stem Cell Debate. Donohue, John W. // America;11/13/2006, Vol. 195 Issue 15, p25
The article outlines the stem cell debate, which the President George W. Bush along with the senators and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops have opposed it. The senators highlighted the importance of ammending the bill. The article laments at the division between these two groups who are...
- New guidance on the patentability of embryonic stem cell patents in Europe. Fitt, Robert // Nature Biotechnology;Apr2009, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p338
The article discusses a ruling given by the highest appeal board of the European Patent Office (EPO), the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA), on the patentability of embryonic stems cells. This hearing stemmed from an application originally filed by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)...
- Senate retreats from bid to ease stem-cell restrictions. // Nature;10/25/2007, Vol. 449 Issue 7165, p960
The article reports on the decision of the U.S. Senators to retreat from the bid to open the rules that set the restrictions for stem-cell research. According to Democrat Senator Tom Harkin the decision to pull back from the bid that would have expanded stem-cell research was made by the...
- ZYGOTES & BLASTOCYSTS. Callahan, Sidney // Commonweal;6/14/2002, Vol. 129 Issue 12, p7
Comments on the debate on whether to protect human zygotes, blastocyts and embryos from manipulation or loss. Description on human zygotes; Arguments of pro-research groups; Position of the Catholic Church to experiments with human life.
- HELPING HAND. Scholl, David // Commonweal;4/24/2009, Vol. 136 Issue 8, p4
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Life & Science" in the March 27, 2009 issue.
- Deconstructing Obama on embryonic stem cells. // Our Sunday Visitor;4/12/2009, Vol. 97 Issue 50, p5
The author comments on the transcript of U.S. President Barack Obama's March 24, 2009 press conference on embryonic stem cell research.