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Title Cloning and stem cell research / editor, Justin Healey.

Published Thirroul, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson TB  660.6 CLON    AVAILABLE
Physical description 44 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Series Issues in society ; v. 265
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 265.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Stem Cell Research and Cloning in Australia Cloning; A brief history of cloning and stem cell research; Stem cells in a nutshell; Stem cells: research and potential applications; When does life begin? Arguments for and against embryonic stem cell research; What are public attitudes towards stem cell uses?; Embryo cloning gets the go-ahead; The ethics of cloning; Scientists lining up for licence to clone; Stem cell laws may halt the brain drain; Thinking outside the egg, scientists propose interspecies cloning -- Chapter 2. Arguments Opposed to Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oppose human cloning and embryo experimentation; Ignore the hype in the cloning debate; Stem cell decision is a question of morality, not science; No path to find cure-all; Stem cell bill takes us down a slippery slope; Give us the whole truth on stem cells; Embryo research a Pandora's box; The slippery slope to reproductive cloning -- Chapter 3. Arguments in Favour of Cloning and Embryonic Stem Cell Research Cloning: why we need it; A line is drawn on human cloning; Fear of the clone word; Saving lives, not playing with life; Women can still say 'no': Five myths of therapeutic cloning; Right to life decision; Stem cell bill gives an important research tool to the scientific community.
Summary "Cloning is the production of a cell or organism with the same nuclear genome as another cell or organism. Reproductive cloning is the production of a human fetus from a single cell by nuclear replacement, while therapeutic cloning produces human stem cells, tissues and organs without resulting in the production of genetically identical fetuses or babies. There appears to be a global consensus against using cloning techniques for reproductive purposes, in spite of inconsistency in the regulation of these techniques between countries. Australian scientists will now be able to create cloned human embryos after Federal Parliament recently voted to overturn a 2002 ban on the research in a rare conscience vote. The decision gives hope to thousands of Australians living with debilitating diseases, however ongoing advances in biotechnology continue to raise often difficult ethical and moral questions in the community debate about cloning and stem cell science. What are the latest breakthroughs in animal and human reproductive cloning, therapeutic cloning and stem cell research? What are the ethical issues raised by this research?'--Publisher's website.
Audience For secondary school students.
Other author Healey, Justin.
Subject Cloning -- Research -- Australia.
Cloning -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Stem cells -- Research -- Australia.
Stem cells -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Human reproductive technology -- Research -- Australia.
ISBN 9781920801755 (pbk.) : $19.95