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1st Edition

Experiments on Embryos

ISBN 9780415007481
Published May 16, 1991 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

Covering scientific, legal, ethical, historical, theological and public policy aspects of human embryo research, the cases for and against are put strongly and clearly. Scientific evidence is cogently presented by leading embryologists.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Chapter one Contemporary and future possibilities for human embryonic manipulation, Mark W. J. Ferguson; Chapter 2 Chapter two Historical perspectives on human embryo research, Edward Yoxen; Chapter 3 Chapter three Ethics and embryology: the case for experimentation, Robert Edwards; Chapter 4 Chapter four The case against experimentation, John Marshall; Chapter 5 Chapter five Embryos and hedgehogs: on the moral status of the embryo, John Harris; Chapter 6 Chapter six At Heaven's command?: the Churches, theology, and experiments on embryos, Anthony Dyson; Chapter 7 Chapter seven An irresolvable dispute?, Keith Ward; Chapter 8 Chapter eight Experimentation: some legal aspects, Douglas J. Cusine; Chapter 9 Chapter nine The challenge for Parliament: a critique of the White Paper on Human Fertilisation andEmbryology, Margaret Brazier Bibliography INDEX;

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Anthony Dyson, John Harris


`Excellent collection of essays ... all [of them] raise interesting questions for further debate.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

`Experiments on Embryos is particularly valuable because it also explores the science in these debates.' - New Scientist

`Recommended reading for anyone trying to understand the complexity of this debate.' - Bioethics

`... a timely book ... extremely lively and attractively presented collection of papers ... These papers ... amount to one of the best recent contributions in the areas of the ethics of scientific advance.' - Alexander McCall Smith, Science and Public Policy