Brave New World?
The Stem Cell Research Debate
- The clone age : adventures in the new world of reproductive technology / Lori B. Andrews. New York : Henry Holt, c1999. 176 A567c
- A professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Andrews uses first-person accounts of her own legal work and summaries of pertinent news events to explore the burgeoning realm of genetic manipulation.
- Clones and clones : facts and fantasies about human cloning / edited by Martha C. Nussbaum and Cass R. Sunstein. New York : Norton, c1998. 174.25 C622
- Nussbaum and Sunstein have collected a comprehensive set of essays on the implications of cloning in the areas of science; commentary; ethics and religion; law and public policy; fiction and fantasy.
- Cloning after Dolly : who's still afraid? / Gregory E. Pence. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, c2004. 176 PENCE
- Pioneering bioethicist Gregory E. Pence analyzes the astounding recent progress in animal cloning; the coming surprises about human cloning; the links between animal, stem cell, and human cloning; embryo politics; and other hot topics like artificial wombs and transgenic animals.
- Cloning : responsible science or technomadness? / edited by Michael Ruse & Aryne Sheppard. Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2001. 174.966 CLONING
- A collection of essays on various aspects of the cloning debate. From the Contemporary Issues series.
- The ethics of human cloning / Leon R. Kass and James Q. Wilson. Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, 1998. 174.25 K154e
- Good introduction to the ethical debate over human cloning, as two of America's most respected public intellectuals tangle over the question of whether it's a good idea to let people make genetic duplicates of themselves.
- Flesh of my flesh : the ethics of cloning humans : a reader /
edited by Gregory E. Pence. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c1998. 174.957 F631
- Reprints 13 essays representing a variety of views of whether people should be excited, disturbed, or indifferent to the prospect of human cloning.
- Human cloning and human dignity : the report of the President's Council on Bioethics / with a foreword by Leon R. Kass, chairman. New York : Public Affairs, c2002. 174.25 PRESIDEN
- Established in late 2001 by President Bush to consider the ethical ramifications of biomedical research, the President's Council on Bioethics is made up of 17 scholars representing medicine, law, genetics, government, international studies, psychiatry, philosophy, and ethics. Its first report focuses on three major issues: cloning to produce children (reproductive uses), cloning for biomedical research (therapeutic uses), and various public policies that could be enacted.
- The human cloning debate / edited by Glenn McGee & Arthur Caplan. Berkeley, Calif. : Berkeley Hills Books : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2004. 176 HUMAN 2004
- An overview of the human cloning debate and its stem cell research offshoot through the presentation of a range of voices that have weighed in on the discussion. Liberal and conservative voices are included, sometimes with surprising results, and representatives of major religions articulate their perspectives.
- The immortal cell : one scientist's quest to solve the mystery of human aging / Michael D. West. New York : Doubleday, 2003. 612.6 WEST
- Describes the miraculous breakthroughs scientists have made in the past decade and dispels the many myths and misunderstandings surrounding stem cell research and therapeutic cloning, offering a window into the astonishing potential of regenerative medicine to extend the human life span and cure disease.
- Our posthuman future : consequences of the biotechnology revolution / Francis Fukuyama. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. 301 FUKUYAMA
- Political historian Francis Fukuyama argues that there are sound nonreligious reasons to put limits on biotechnology, and that such limits can be enforced.
- The Proteus effect : stem cells and their promise for medicine / by Ann B. Parson. Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, c2004. NEW 616.02774 PARSON
- Parson, a science journalist, focuses on the nature of stem cells and the history of scientific knowledge about them, beginning in 1740 through the present.
- The second creation : Dolly and the age of biological control / Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell, Colin Tudge. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000. 174.957 WILMUT Second c
- Deals with some of the most important issues confronting us today: genetic engineering and cloning, and the control that science has over the process of life. Written by the noted science author Colin Tudge, the book is based on interviews with Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell, the scientists who cloned Dolly the sheep.
- The second tree : stem cells , clones, chimeras and quests for immortality / Elaine Dewar. New York : Carroll & Graf, 2004. 660.65 DEWAR
- Canadian journalist Dewar's book is as much a personal journey as an examination of the science, ethics and politics of cutting-edge biology. It's structured around the author's comprehensive set of interviews with leading figures in stem cell research and reproductive cloning technology; with ethicists attempting to come to grips with the complex moral issues these studies raise; and with Canadian politicians working to regulate scientific research.
- Understanding cloning : from the editors of Scientific American / compiled and with introductions by Sandy Fritz; foreword by William A. Haseltine. New York, : Warner Books, c2002. 660.65 UNDERSTA
- Providing a brief overview of the field and its possibilities, this book contains 15 essays on the science, the applications, and the ethics of cloning technology. Contributors include embryologists, other researchers, and George W. Bush.
- Whose view of life? : embryos, cloning, and stem cells / Jane Maienschein. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003. 176 MAIENSCH
- Maienschein, director of the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University, puts the question of when life begins in historical and philosophical context.
For Younger Readers:
- Cloning / Daniel Cohen. Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, c1998. 571.89 COHEN Cloning
- Examines the history, current developments, future, and ethical ramifications of cloning, recombinant DNA, and gene therapy.
- Cloning / by Jeanne DuPrau. San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, c2000. 660.65 DUPRAU Cloning
- Discusses the methods, regulation, and ethics of cloning in relation to agriculture, medicine, endangered species, and human beings.
- Cloning / Bruno Leone, book editor. San Diego : Greenhaven Press : Thomson/Gale, c2003. 174.966 CLONING
- Moral, social, ethical, and religious aspects of cloning. From the Opposing Viewpoints series.
- Cloning and genetic engineering / Holly Cefrey. Danbury, Conn. : Children's Press, c2002. 660.65 CEFREY
- Introduces cloning and genetic engineering, exploring the technology and social issues involved and looking toward what the future might bring as it becomes possible to duplicate even human DNA.
- Cloning : frontiers of genetic engineering / David Jefferis. New York : Crabtree, c1999. J 571.8 JEFFERIS
- Discusses the science of genetics, the first successful cloning of a mammal, its implications, and its ethical aspects.
- The debate over human cloning / David Goodnough.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Pub., c2003. 174.25 GOODNOUG
- Provides an overview of the technology and history of cloning and presents arguments for and against human cloning.
- The ethics of genetic engineering / Maurya Siedler, book editor. Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2005. (ON ORDER)
- Essays on both sides of the stem cell research and genetic engineering debate. From the At Issue series.
- Genetic engineering / Ray Spangenburg and Kit Moser. New York : Benchmark Books, c2004. 660.65 SPANGANB
- Discusses the use of genetic engineering in plants and animals, and the hopes spurred by the mapping of human DNA by the Human Genome Project as well as the controversy over using stem cells for disease research.
- Stem cell research / Jennifer Viegas. New York : Rosen, 2003. 616 VIEGAS
- Discusses the latest scientific breakthroughs regarding embryonic stem cells and the growing of new human tissues, and how this can help doctors treat human illnesses. From the Library of Future Medicine series.
- Clone [videorecording]. 2002. VID 174.957 CLONE
- National Geographic program explores the benefits and controversy surrounding cloning.
- Godsend [videorecording] BW & PP DVD GODSEND
- Paul and Jessie are devastated when their 8-year-old son dies. When a fertility expert offers them an opportunity to resurrect their boy through a secret and illegal cloning procedure, they don't know that the doctor's hidden agenda will have horrifying repercussions when their "new" son passes his eighth birthday. Rated PG-13.
- Multiplicity [videorecording]. 1996. VID MULTIPLI
- A comedy about a man who clones himself to save his marriage, and then almost loses his wife to himself. Rated PG-13.
- The 6th day [videorecording] 2000 VID SIXTH
- Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world. Rated PG-13.
On the Web:
- AAAS Policy Brief: Stem Cell Research
- A summary of the issues associated with stem cell research, including the ban on embryonic research and other ethical issues. Last updated in August, 2004. From the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
- Online presence of the American Journal of Bioethics. News, essays and other information on important current ethical issues in biology, technology, and science.
- Cloning: Are Humans Next?
- Background information on cloning adapted from content in World Book.
- Genetic Science Learning Center: Stem Cells in the Spotlight
- This site, developed for both teachers and students, helps "people understand how genetics affects their lives and society." Includes a special section on stem cells.
- National Right to Life
- A leading anti-abortion organization. Includes statements on stem cell research.
- NIH: Stem Cell Research Information
- From the National Institutes of Health. Includes a FAQ on stem cell basics, Federal policy and guidelines, research topics, and news and announcements.
- The Stem Cell Debate
- A special presentation from CNN on the pros and cons of stem cell research. Includes sections on the issues, the science, the politics, and analysis.
- Stem Cell Research Foundation
- This site, a program of the American Cell Therapy Research Foundation, provides information on the latest science and medicine news, clinical trials, and research opportunities.