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The 'Healthy' Embryo
Social, Biomedical, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives

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Jane Maienschein, Jason Scott Robert, Jackie Leach Scully, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Rouven Porz, Radhika Rao, Charis Thompson, José Cibelli, Kai Wang, Paul De Sousa, Françoise Baylis, Lianne McTavish, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Jeff Nisker, Isabel Karpin, Susan M. Cox, Jeff Nisker, Carolyn McLeod, Angela White, Robyn Bluhm, David Wasserman, Adrienne Asch, Daniel M. Weinstock, Elisabeth Gedge, Sally Sheldon, Stephen Wilkinson
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  • Date Published: January 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521748131

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  • 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.

    • Introduces the new concept of a 'healthy' embryo promoted through increasing genetic and other testing capacities - sensitivity to issue, framework for future research, impact on conceptions of 'health' of children and adults
    • Covers internationally relevant legal and professional implications of the concept of the 'healthy' embryo, including legal and professional obligations of clinicians and researchers
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    • Date Published: January 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521748131
    • length: 298 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Contributor bioprofiles
    Part I. Human Embryos:
    1. What are human embryos and how do we know? Jane Maienschein and Jason Scott Robert
    2. Human embryos: donors' and non-donors' perspectives on embryo moral status Jackie Leach Scully, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter and Rouven Porz
    3. Property, privacy, and other legal constructions of human embryos Radhika Rao
    4. Informed consent for the age of pluripotency and embryo triage: from alienation, anonymity, and altruism to connection, contact, and care Charis Thompson
    Part II. Almost Human Embryos:
    5. Interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer José Cibelli and Kai Wang
    6. Parthenogenesis and other strategies to create human embryos for stem cell research and regenerative medicine Paul De Sousa
    7. Creating humanesque embryos Françoise Baylis
    Part III. 'Healthy' Human Embryos:
    8. A visual dialogue on 'healthy' human embryos from the 16th to 21st centuries Lianne McTavish
    9. Social determinants of 'health' of embryos Roxanne Mykitiuk and Jeff Nisker
    10. Preconceived human embryos and taking care of their 'health' Isabel Karpin
    11. Public understandings of a 'healthy' embryo: a citizen deliberation on preimplantation genetic diagnosis Susan M. Cox and Jeff Nisker
    Part IV. 'Healthy' Human Embryos and Research:
    12. Donating fresh versus frozen embryos to stem cell research: in whose interests? Carolyn McLeod and Françoise Baylis
    13. Informed choice in embryo donation for research purposes Angela White and Robyn Bluhm
    Part V. 'Healthy' Human Embryos and Reproduction:
    14. Making embryos healthy or making healthy embryos: how much of a difference between prenatal treatment and selection? David Wasserman and Adrienne Asch
    15. The ethics of preventing disease by preventing people Daniel M. Weinstock
    16. 'Healthy' human embryos and symbolic harm Elisabeth Gedge
    17. Saviour siblings, disease avoidance and embryo health Sally Sheldon and Stephen Wilkinson
    Index.

  • Editors

    Jeff Nisker, University of Western Ontario
    Jeff Nisker is Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Oncology, and Coordinator of Health Ethics and Humanities at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

    Françoise Baylis, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
    Françoise Baylis is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Isabel Karpin, University of Technology, Sydney
    Isabel Karpin is Professor of Law, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

    Carolyn McLeod, University of Western Ontario
    Carolyn Wendy McLeod is Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

    Roxanne Mykitiuk, York University, Toronto
    Roxanne Mykitiuk is Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Contributors

    Jane Maienschein, Jason Scott Robert, Jackie Leach Scully, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Rouven Porz, Radhika Rao, Charis Thompson, José Cibelli, Kai Wang, Paul De Sousa, Françoise Baylis, Lianne McTavish, Roxanne Mykitiuk, Jeff Nisker, Isabel Karpin, Susan M. Cox, Jeff Nisker, Carolyn McLeod, Angela White, Robyn Bluhm, David Wasserman, Adrienne Asch, Daniel M. Weinstock, Elisabeth Gedge, Sally Sheldon, Stephen Wilkinson

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