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Monday, June 7 2004

This site provides comprehensive information about the science, policy, and ethical aspects of research and experimentation on the early stages of human life. If you are a first time visitor, take a quick look at this overview and the site map.

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Check out our our first guest editorial by Prof. Francis Fukuyama
and the response by Prof. John Robertson. Prof. has now posted his rebuttal to Prof. Robertson's response.

Marrow Stem Cells Make Liver - Rather than fusing with existing cells, they help regenerate organ when exposed to damaged tissue
Stem cells from bone marrow quickly become healthy liver cells and help initiate repair when exposed to a damaged liver. ...
European congress hears how stem cells could provide new epilepsy therapy
Scientists and researchers attending the sixth European congress on epileptology, which concluded on 3 June, have heard how embryonic stem ...
Dr. Hwang Woo-suk: the 'Stem Cell' Man
"If I were a woman, I would definitely donate my eggs to scientific research without hesitation," said Hwang Woo-suk, who ...

Two decades after the Baby M case, many states still have no surrogacy laws
Nearly 20 years after the sensational Baby M case in New Jersey, a Pennsylvania judge was confronted with another custody ...
Transplanted Stem Cells Do Their Job, New Approach to Epilepsy-Therapy
Embryonic stem cells can contribute to the regeneration of brain tissue. This exciting result of research carried out by a ...
Stem-cell funding on California ballot
California voters will decide in November whether to give $3 billion in state funds to support embryonic stem-cell research in ...

A Bad Investment
Human cloning for therapeutic purposes isn't likely to pan out. Ian Wilmut, co-creator of Dolly the cloned sheep, wants your ...
Stem Cells: A Way Forward - A new report provides some moral guidelines
Korean investigators have extracted stem cells from a cloned human embryo. A Harvard biologist has developed 17 lines of human ...
The False Controversy of Stem Cells - If you think it through, the case for embryonic research is an easy one...
Congratulations to representative Dana Rohrabacher, 56, and his wife Rhonda, 34, who gave birth to triplets last month. As we ...

Biotechnology as religion
Since the early days of the Human Genome Project, numerous scholars have explored how genetics often serves not just as ...
Transhumanists put their faith in technology
Humanity is on its way out. Post-humanity--technologically enhanced and perhaps even immortal--is coming. The stuff of science fiction is creed ...
A New Kind of Bioethics - Eschewing the academic mainstream, Bush panel focuses on technology's dangers
Before the first test-tube baby was born, in 1978, Leon R. Kass, then a professor in the Committee on Social ...

 

 

 

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BOOK REVIEWS
Transplant: From Myth to Reality by Dr. Nicholas L. Tilney. Yale University Press; Breathing for a Living: A Memoir by Laura Rothenberg. Hyperion. Reviewed by John Langone
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Inspiring Science: Jim Watson and the Age of DNA. Edited by John Inglis, Joseph Sambrook & Jan Witkowski. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press: 2003. Reviewed by Robert Olby
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Enough. Staying Human in an Engineered Age. By Bill McKibben. Times Books: 2003. Reviewed by Timothy Lenoir
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