This book represents the coming together of a number of internationally renowned scholars from science, philosophy, law and social science. Each author presents a distinctive and critical account of the current ethical, social and jurisprudential issues concerning stem cell science: together covering both its research beginnings, and the future translation into the clinical setting. Original to this volume is an emphasis on the inter-state implications of developments in stem cell science from the perspective of a truly global collaboration of leading authors. Academics and policy-makers will find it an invaluable contribution to the socio-political and ethical discourse of stem cell science.
A Case Study of Experimental Stem Cell Therapy and the Risks of Over-Regulation (A Hollander); Stem Cell Technology: From Research Regulation to Clinical Applications (D Chalmers); Legal Imperialism in the Regulation of Stem Cell Research and Therapy: The Problem of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (D Cutas & C Munthe); Governing Cloning: United Nations' Debates and the Institutional Context of Standards (W C Ho); Sociological Reflections on Ethics, Embryonic Stem Cells and Translational Research (C Williams & S Wainwright); Rhetoric, Power and Legitimacy in Public Discourse: A Critical Analysis of the Public Debate Surrounding the Review of Embryo Research and Cloning Legislation in Australia in 2005 (T Lysaght & I Kerridge); New Developments in Stem Cell Science: iPS Cells and the Challenge to Consent (J Mackenney & B Capps); 'Reasonable Suffering': The Application of Stem Cell Technologies to Non-Human Animals (J Yeates); Ontological Status of Human-Non-Human Embryonic Chimeras (J Kure); Religion, Civic Virtue and the Stem Cell Debate (C L Teoh); Rejuvenated Federalism: State-Based Stem Cell Research Policy (G Lomax); Hybrid Embryos - Ethics, Law and Rhetoric in the United Kingdom's Stem Cell Policy (N Hammond-Browning & S Holm); Stem Cell Research and Its Clinical Application in China: Interactions Between Science, Ethics and Society (R-Z Qiu & X-M Zhai); Neither a 'Person' Not a 'Thing': The Controversy Concerning the Moral and Legal Status of Human Embryos in Japan (S Kodama & A Akabayashi); A Tale of Two Countries: Czech and Slovak Stem Cell Biopolicies (P Sukora).