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dc.creatorMaienschein, Janeen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:24:59Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:24:59Zen
dc.date.created2002-01en
dc.date.issued2002-01en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAmerican Journal of Bioethics 2002 Winter; 2(1): 12-19en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/520124en
dc.description.abstractIn 2001, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the "Human Cloning Prohibition Act" and President Bush announced his decision to allow only limited research on existing stem cell lines but not on "embryos." In contrast, the U.K. has explicitly authorized "therapeutic cloning." Much more will be said about bioethical, legal, and social implications, but subtleties of the science and careful definitions of terms have received much less consideration. Legislators and reporters struggle to discuss "cloning," "pluripotency," "stem cells," and "embryos," and whether "adult" are preferable to "embryonic" stem cells as research subjects. They profess to abhor "copying humans" or "killing embryos." Do they know what they are talking about? Do we? This paper explores the historical, philosophical, and scientific contexts that inform this heated discussion.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source242166en
dc.subjectCell Linesen
dc.subjectCellsen
dc.subjectCloningen
dc.subjectEmbryosen
dc.subjectKillingen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectResearch Subjectsen
dc.subjectScienceen
dc.subjectStem Cellsen
dc.subject.classificationCloningen
dc.subject.classificationGenetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiologyen
dc.subject.classificationResearch on Embryos and Fetusesen
dc.titleStem cell research: A target article collection: Part II -- What's in a name: Embryos, clones, and stem cellsen
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