Contested Cells

Contested Cells

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This book represents the coming together of a number of internationally renowned scholars from science, philosophy, law and social science. Each author presents a distinctive and critical account of the current ethical, social and jurisprudential issues concerning stem cell science: together covering both its research beginnings, and the future translation into the clinical setting. Original to this volume is an emphasis on the inter-state implications of developments in stem cell science from the perspective of a truly global collaboration of leading authors. Academics and policy-makers will find it an invaluable contribution to the socio-political and ethical discourse of stem cell science. Contents: A Case Study of Experimental Stem Cell Therapy and the Risks of Over-Regulation (A Hollander)Stem Cell Technology: From Research Regulation to Clinical Applications (D Chalmers)Legal Imperialism in the Regulation of Stem Cell Research and Therapy: The Problem of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (D Cutas a C Munthe)Governing Cloning: United Nationsa€™ Debates and the Institutional Context of Standards (W C Ho)Sociological Reflections on Ethics, Embryonic Stem Cells and Translational Research (C Williams a S Wainwright)Rhetoric, Power and Legitimacy in Public Discourse: A Critical Analysis of the Public Debate Surrounding the Review of Embryo Research and Cloning Legislation in Australia in 2005 (T Lysaght a I Kerridge)New Developments in Stem Cell Science: iPS Cells and the Challenge to Consent (J Mackenney a B Capps)a€˜Reasonable Sufferinga€™: The Application of Stem Cell Technologies to Non-Human Animals (J Yeates)Ontological Status of Humana€“Non-Human Embryonic Chimeras (J KuA™e)Religion, Civic Virtue and the Stem Cell Debate (C L Teoh)Rejuvenated Federalism: State-Based Stem Cell Research Policy (G Lomax)Hybrid Embryos a€” Ethics, Law and Rhetoric in the United Kingdom's Stem Cell Policy (N Hammond-Browning a S Holm)Stem Cell Research and Its Clinical Application in China: Interactions Between Science, Ethics and Society (R-Z Qiu a X-M Zhai)Neither a a€˜Persona€™ Not a a€˜Thinga€™: The Controversy Concerning the Moral and Legal Status of Human Embryos in Japan (S Kodama a A Akabayashi)A Tale of Two Countries: Czech and Slovak Stem Cell Biopolicies (P SA½kora) Readership: Academics, lawyers, policymakers, students and lay public. Keywords:Stem Cell;Status of Embryonic and Embryo Research;Chimera and Hybrid;Medical Ethics;Bioethics;National and International Biotechnology Regulatory Policies;Translational Medical ResearchKey Features:Contributions from a team of leading academic expertsCovers a wide array of disciplines: with original contributions focusing on the technological, legal, social and ethical aspects of stem cell scienceA unique collection of international perspectives on developments in stem cell scienceGlobal Perspectives on the Stem Cell Debate Benjamin J Capps, Alastair V Campbell ... legal, and economic relationships within a system of divided sovereignty.34 Stem cell research has served to catalyse dialogue concerning federalismanbsp;...

Title:Contested Cells
Author: Benjamin J Capps, Alastair V Campbell
Publisher:World Scientific - 2010-08-19

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