April 3, 2008
Law and Public Policy for the Stem Cell Century
Korobkin's Stem Cell Century provides an excellent foundation from which the debate on stem cell research can be both understood as well as advanced. -- Christopher A. Riddle, Department of Philosophy, Queen*s University, Canada, Quote from his review in Law and Politics Book Review.
View the November 28, 2007 panel discussion on Russell Korobkin's book Stem Cell Century, co-hosted by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. [Additional archived webcasts of public forums from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute]
See also today's post: Mapping Stem Cell Research. [JH]
About the Book
Stem Cell Century: Law and Policy for a Breakthrough Technology
by Russell Korobkin with Stephen R. Munzer
List Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press (November 28, 2007)
Book Description: The explosion of interest in stem cell research raises a raft of controversial policy questions. When should human embryos be used to create stem cells? Should cloning be outlawed? Should egg and tissue donors be paid? Should we allow scientists to patent stem cells? Is the government entitled to a portion of the revenue from stem cell technology created with public funds? How should the regulators and courts balance the competing goals of access to revolutionary treatments and protection of the public from unknown risks?
Russell Korobkin, with contributions from Stephen R. Munzer, provides the first thorough discussion and analysis of these and other unsettled questions of law, policy, and ethics that surround stem cell science. His clear and concise description of complex problems coupled with logical and well-balanced conclusions makes this volume essential reading for all Americans, general readers and experts alike, interested in the promise of stem cell research and the future of regenerative medicine.
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