Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research

Hardcover | November 15, 2000

EditorPaul Lauritzen

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The possibility that human beings may soon be cloned has generated enormous anxiety and fueled a vigorous debate about the ethics of contemporary science. Unfortunately, much of this debate about cloning has treated cloning as singular and revolutionary. The essays in Cloning and the Futureof Human Embryo Research place debates about cloning in the context of reproductive technology and human embryo research. Although novel, cloning is really just the next step in a series of reproductive interventions that began with in vitro fertilization in 1978. Cloning, embryo research, andreproductive technology must therefore be discussed together in order to be understood. The authors of this volume bring these topics together by examining the status of preimplantation embryos, debates about cloning and embryo research, and the formulation of public policy. The book isdistinctive in framing cloning as inextricably tied to embryo research and in offering both secular and religious perspectives on cloning and embryo research.

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The possibility that human beings may soon be cloned has generated enormous anxiety and fueled a vigorous debate about the ethics of contemporary science. Unfortunately, much of this debate about cloning has treated cloning as singular and revolutionary. The essays in Cloning and the Futureof Human Embryo Research place debates about ...

Paul Lauritzen is at John Carroll University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.9 × 6.18 × 1.18 inPublished:November 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Bonnie Steinbock: Respect for Human Embryos2. Courtney Campbell: Source or Resource3. Maura A. Ryan: Creating Embryos for Research: On Weighing Symbolic Costs4. James Kennan: Casuistry, Virtue, and the Slippery Slope: Major Problems with Producing Human Embryonic Life for Research Purposes5. R. Alta Charo: Every Cell is Sacred: Logical Consequences of the Arguement from the Potential in the Age of Cloning6. Dan W. Brock: Cloning Human Beings: An Assessment of the Ethical Issues Pro and Con7. Ronald M. Green: Much Ado About Mutton: An Ethical Review of the Cloning Controversy8. Laurie Zoloth: Born Again: Faith and Yearning in the Cloning Controversy9. Carol A. Tauer: Responsibility and Regulation: Reproductive Technologies, Cloning, and Embryo Research10. Jonathan D. Moreno and Alex John London: Consensus, Ethics, and Politics in Cloning and Embryo Research11. Brian Stiltner: Morality, Religion, and Public Bioethics: Shifting the Paradigm for the Public Discussion of Embryo Research and Human Cloning12. Heidi Forster and Emily Remsey: The Law Meets Reproductive Technology: The Prospect of Human CloningAppendix 1. Executive Summary, Human Embryo Research Panel ReportAppendix 2. Executive Summary, National Bioethics Advisory Commission Report, Cloning Human beingsAppendix 2a. Excerpts, Chapter 2, National Bioethics Advisory Commission Report, Cloning Human Beings