Creatures great & weird ethical issues of creating part humans

Creatures great & weird ethical issues of creating part humans

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Creatures great and weird: Some ethical aspects of creating part- human beings Jason Scott Robert School of Life Sciences, ASU
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Outline • Context : Stem cell research and cloning – therapeutic promises, moral controversy • Topic : Creation of part-human beings in stem cell research As a moral ‘shortcut’ As a source of organs As assay systems’ Ethical issues
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Stem cells Stem cells are cells with the potential for self-renewal and the capacity to generate more specialized cells. Stem cells at different developmental stages appear to have different capacities for self-renewal and differentiation Lots of scientific hope (and hype), lots of moral controversy, lots of posturing
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