Stem Cell Wars: Inside Stories from the Frontlines

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 18, 2007 - Political Science - 256 pages
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Americans have become the victims of misinformation about stem cell research. Over the last few years, the stem cell debate has been intensely political, religious, and confusing to many people. Now, Eve Herold explains what this science is all about, who is for and against it, and why it must go forward. She pulls together fascinating stories to highlight every aspect of this multifaceted field. She exposes the politics of stem cell research and demonstrates how the outcome of the debate could ultimately affect all of us. Packed with real-life stories of the people caught up in this groundbreaking struggle, Stem Cell Wars cuts through the noise and sets the standard for future debate.

  

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User Review  - Philberta Leung - Goodreads

Very informative book (if a bit biased) on stem cells and the current debate in the US about whether or not to allow research on it. As a scientist, this book was sort of "preaching to the choir" for ... Read full review

Review: Stem Cell Wars: Inside Stories from the Frontlines

User Review  - Philberta Leung - Goodreads

Very informative book (if a bit biased) on stem cells and the current debate in the US about whether or not to allow research on it. As a scientist, this book was sort of "preaching to the choir" for ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter One The Field of Battle
1
Chapter Two Two Worlds Colliding
21
Chapter Three The Science That Started a Revolution
39
Chapter Four Hijacked by the Politics of Abortion
57
Chapter Five The Battle for Hearts and Minds
79
Chapter Six Political Spin and the Weapons of Mass
97
Chapter Seven Ethics and the Embryo
119
Chapter Eight Hypocrisy and Health care
141
Great Expectations
159
The Fall
179
Chapter Eleven Winning the Peace
201
Notes
221
Index
231
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About the author (2007)

Eve Herold is Director of Public Policy Research and Education at the Genetics Policy Institute. A science and health writer, she has been featured in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Prevention, The Kiplinger Report, and The Washington Post and on MSNBC, NPR, and CNN. She lives in Burke, Virginia.

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