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Main Title Stem cells and the future of regenerative medicine /
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 48177163
ISBN 0309076307; 9780309076302
Subjects Stem cells--Research--Government policy--United States ; Regenerative medicine--Government policy--United States ; Bioethical Issues ; Bioethics ; Legislation, Medical--United States
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National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  QH587.S726 2002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/08/2002
Collation xv, 94 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-65) and index.
Contents Notes
Project overview and definitions -- Adult stem cells -- Embryonic stem cells -- Opportunities for and barriers to progress in stem cell research for regenerative medicine -- Findings and recommendations. "Why are stem cells desirable for regenerative medicine? What biological questions do we need to answer about such issues as transplant rejection? In terms accessible to the interested lay reader, Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine summarizes what we know about adult and embryonic stem cells. It also provides an overview of the moral and ethical problems that arise from the use of embryonic stem cells, compares the likely impact of public and private research funding on progress in the field, and discusses approaches to appropriate research oversight." "Based on the insights of leading scientists, ethicists, and other authorities, the authors make recommendations regarding the use of existing stem cell lines versus new lines in research, the important role of the federal government in this field of research, and other fundamental issues impacting potential stem cell-based therapies." "This volume will be important to anyone who wants to understand the full range of issues surrounding stem cell research: policy makers, regulators, scientists, researchers, educators and students, journalists, advocates, and the concerned public."--Jacket.