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Stem Cell Research and Other Cell-Related Controversies
  • Format
  • Authored by: Phill Jones
  • From the Series: Cells: The Building Blocks of Life
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1617530050
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61753-005-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 124


Scientific progress often sparks disputes about the meaning of a discovery, the research methods, and the possible uses of new technology. From the debate about teaching evolution in public schools to the modern controversies of ownership that arise in the context of gene patenting and medical tissues, there have been many ethical and religious arguments for and against further scientific advancements. Stem Cell Research and Other Cell-Related Controversies explores many of these complex issues in cell research and technology, including strategies for pursuing human stem cell-based therapies and the genetic modification of plants, animals, and humans.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Phill Jones earned a Ph.D. in physiology/pharmacology from the University of California, San Diego. After completing postdoctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine, he joined the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky Medical Center as an assistant professor. There, he taught topics in molecular biology and medicine and researched aspects of gene expression. He later earned a J.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

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