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Experiments on Embryos : Social Ethics and Policy Series - Anthony Dyson

Experiments on Embryos

Social Ethics and Policy Series

By: Anthony Dyson (Editor), John Harris (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th January 2002
ISBN: 9780415007481
Number Of Pages: 160

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Should we experiment on human embryos? Should we use them, or tissue from them, for therapeutic or research programmes? These are perenially interesting and controversial questions, and the debate around them ranges from visions of new Frankenstein's monsters and grotesque hybrids on the one hand, to the possibility of cures for diseases like AIDS and cancer on the other. While the debate continues, it is vital that decisions are made on the basis of the best available evidence and argument. This book provides both, from the most authoritative sources. The contributors cover the scientific, legal, ethical, theological, historical, and public policy dimensions of human embryo research and experimentation. The cases for and against are put strongly and clearly, and the scientific evidence is cogently presented by leading figures in embryology, including Professor Robert Edwards, one of the pioneers of the in vitro fertilization technique.

Notes on contributors
Contemporary and future possibilities for human embryonic manipulation
Historical perspectives on human embryo research
Ethics and embryology: the case for experimentation
The case against experimentation
Embryos and hedgehogs: on the moral status of the embryo
At Heaven's command?: the Churches, theology, and experiments on embryos
An irresolvable dispute?
Experimentation: some legal aspects
The challenge for Parliament: a critique of the White Paper on Human Fertilization and Embryology
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ISBN: 9780415007481
ISBN-10: 0415007488
Series: Social Ethics and Policy Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 4th January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1