Local Researchers Offer Ideas on Stem-Cell Debate
- Moral debates on stem-cell research will continue. Ryan, Jim T. // Central Penn Business Journal;4/10/2009, Vol. 25 Issue 15, p6
The article reports on the continuous moral and ethical debates about public funding of embryonic stem-cell research despite U.S. President Barack Obama's release of federal funds for such research. It states that many people consider embryonic stem-cell research wrong because a human embryo is...
- 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.
- The meaning of life. // Nature;7/19/2001, Vol. 412 Issue 6844, p255
Reports that pro-life groups have denounced the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Virginia for claiming to have created human embryos in vitro for the sole purpose of harvesting embryonic stem cells. Potential of stem cell research in reproductive medicine; How mammalian life starts;...
- Limits Urged On Stem Cell Funds. O'Donnell, Peter // BioWorld International;7/18/2007, Vol. 12 Issue 29, p4
This article states that the European Group on Ethics made an opinion which calls that human embryonic stem cells lines must be obtained from non-implanted IVF embryos if funding from the European Union should be granted for research on them. The group is composed of academics and lawyers. The...
- SYMPOSIUM: BIOETHICS, LAW, AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY WHAT SYNTHETIC GENOMES MEAN FOR OUR FUTURE: TECHNOLOGY, ETHICS, AND LAW, INTERESTS AND IDENTITIES. Murray, Thomas H. // Valparaiso University Law Review;Summer2011, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p1315
The article examines the impact of synthetic genomes on bioethics, law, technology, interests and identities. It explores how synthetic biology is being defined and identifies four major streams of scientific and technological developments. It analyzes the challenges that synthetic biology...
- Time to ditch stand-alone stem cell oversight panels, experts say. Dolgin, Elie // Nature Medicine;Mar2013, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p250
The article reports on the embryonic stem cell research oversight committees (ESCRO), which was created to guide research in human embryonic stem cells (hESC) in the U.S. According to Henry Greely, a bioethicist at the Stanford Law School and chair of California's Human Stem Cell Research...
- Embryo as epiphenomenon: some cultural, social and economic forces driving the stem cell debate. Green, R. M. // Journal of Medical Ethics;Dec2008, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p840
Our human embryonic stem cell debates are not simply about good or bad ethical arguments. The fetus and the embryo have instead become symbols for a larger set of value conflicts occasioned by social and cultural changes. Beneath our stem cell debates lie conflicts between those who would...