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Against the discarded-created distinction in embryonic stem cell research

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Most of the ethical debate about whether we should support human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research turns on a fundamental disagreement about how we should treat early human embryos. As it is currently done, the isolation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) involves dismantling the early human embryo – a process the embryo does not survive. Many people accord significant value to the human embryo (henceforth ‘embryo’) and think that embryos may not simply be used in whatever ...

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10.1142/8304

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty

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World Scientific Publishing Publisher's website
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137-163
Host title:
Stem Cells: New Frontiers in Science and Ethics
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