xiv, 283 pages :b illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780521748131 paperback 0521748135 paperback
"Public attention on embryo research has never been greater. Modern reproductive medicine technology and the use of embryos to generate stem cells ensure that this will continue to be a topic of debate and research across many disciplines. This multidisciplinary book explores the concept of a 'healthy' embryo, its implications on the health of children and adults, and how perceptions of what constitutes child and adult health influence the concept of embryo 'health'. The concept of human embryo health is considered from preconception to pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to recent foetal surgical approaches. Burgeoning capacities in both genetic and reproductive science and their clinical implications have catalysed the necessity to explore the concept of a 'healthy' embryo. The authors are from five countries and 13 disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, biological sciences and medicine, ensuring that the book has a broad coverage and approach"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
What is an embryo and how do we know? / Jane Maienschein and Jason Scott Robert Human embryos: donors' and non-donors' perspectives on embryo moral status / Jackie Leach Scully, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter and Rouven Porz Property, privacy and other legal constructions of human embryos / Radhika Rao Informed consent for the age of pluripotency and embryo triage: from alienation, anonymity and altruism to connection, contact and care / Charis Thompson Interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer: not yet 'healthy' human embryos / José Cibelli and Kai Wang Parthenogenesis and other strategies to create human embryos for stem cell research and regenerative medicine / Paul De Sousa Creating humanesque embryos / Françoise Baylis A visual dialogue on 'healthy' human embryos from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries / Lianne McTavish Social determinants of 'health' of embryos / Roxanne Mykitiuk and Jeff Nisker. Taking care of the 'health' of preconceived human embryos or constructing legal harms / Isabel Karpin Public understandings of a 'healthy' embryo: a citizen deliberation on preimplantation genetic diagnosis / Susan M. Cox and Jeff Nisker Donating fresh versus frozen embryos to stem cell research: in whose interests? / Carolyn McLeod and Françoise Baylis Embryo health and embryo research / Angela White and Robyn Bluhm Making embryos healthy or making healthy embryos: how much of a difference between prenatal treatment and selection? / Adrienne Asch and David Wasserman Facing up to the disability critique of the use of genetic testing and selection to combat disease / Daniel M. Weinstock 'Healthy' human embryos and symbolic harm / Elisabeth Gedge Saviour siblings, other siblings and whole organ donation / Sally Sheldon and Stephen Wilkinson.