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The 'Healthy' Embryo: Social, Biomedical, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives
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  • Jeff Nisker, Western University
  • François Baylis, Dalhousie University
  • Isabel Karpin, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Carolyn McLeod, Western University
  • Roxanne Mykitiuk, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Description
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.
ISBN
9780521748131
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Keywords
  • Human embryo,
  • Human reproductive technology,
  • Human reproductive technology--Moral and ethical aspects
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Bibliographic Citation
Nisker, Jeff, François Baylis, Isabel Karpin, Carolyn McLeod, and Roxanne Mykitiuk. The 'Healthy' Embryo: Social, Biomedical, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Print.

Citation Information
Jeff Nisker, François Baylis, Isabel Karpin, Carolyn McLeod, et al.. The 'Healthy' Embryo: Social, Biomedical, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives. Cambridge, United Kingdom(2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roxanne_mykitiuk/49/