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Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Thomas Banchoff


Since the first fertilization of a human egg in the laboratory in 1968, scientific and technological breakthroughs have raised ethical dilemmas and generated policy controversies on both sides of the Atlantic. Embryo, stem cell, and cloning research have provoked impassioned political debate about their religious, moral, legal, and practical implications. National governments make rules that govern the creation, destruction, and use of embryos in the laboratory—but they do so in profoundly different ways. This book provides a comprehensive overview of political struggles about embryo research ... More

Keywords: human egg, embryo research, stem cell research, cloning research, ethics, biomedical research, revolutionary technology, life-science technologies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449574
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Banchoff, author
Georgetown University