Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Research Bibliography

 

The following sources do not necessarily reflect the Center's position and, likewise, may or may not be consistent with a biblical worldview. These sources, however, are excellent resources for familiarizing oneself with the all sides of the issue.

 

Position Statement

Recent scientific advances in human stem cell research have brought into fresh focus the dignity and status of the human embryo. These developments require that the legal, ethical, and scientific issues associated with this research be critically addressed and articulated. Our careful consideration of these issues leads to the conclusion that human stem cell research requiring the destruction of human embryos is objectionable on legal, ethical, and scientific grounds.

 

Ligers, Tigons, and Splice: Human-Animal Hybrids

When the great naturalist Joseph Kolreuter painstakingly and methodically cross-pollinated hundreds of plants in the 18th century, he could not have foreseen the 21st century version of hybrids: human-animal (HA) hybrids. HA hybrids confront us with a technology which eludes a readymade ethical conclusion. In “doing bioethics,” particularly with emerging technologies, we find that it takes time to understand, consider and reach an ethical conclusion.

 

Cord Blood Stem Cells: An Overview

Author: 
Kirsten Riggan, MA

What are they?

 

Fetal Stem Cells and Parkinson Disease—promises never to be kept?

When fetal stem cells are publicly discussed, three diseases—often represented by their celebrity spokespersons—lead a list of potential therapeutic applications. They are Parkinson Disease (Michael J Fox), paralysis as a result of spinal cord injury (previously the late Christopher Reeve), and Diabetes Mellitus, type 1, (either Mary Tyler Moore or Ron Santo). The media packages the information as foregone conclusions: fetal stem cells are a veritable source of untapped, and then implied, “unlimited” therapeutic uses.

Podcast Episode: 
120

Length: 6:46
 

Stem Cell Research Annotated Bibliography

The following sources do not necessarily reflect the Center's position and, likewise, may or may not be consistent with a biblical worldview. These sources, however, are excellent resources for familiarizing oneself with the all sides of the issue.

Cameron, Nigel M. de S., ed. Embryos and Ethics: The Warnock Report in Debate. Edinburgh: Rutherford House, 1987.

 

Dignitas Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring 2009)

 

 

Dignitas Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring 2009)

  • "Nip & Tuck: A Parable" – Hans Madueme - 1
  • "From the Directors Desk" – Michael J. Sleasman - 2
  • "A Strategic Addition to the Center’s Team" – by Courtney Beasley - 3