Stem Cells for Dummies®

Stem Cells for Dummies®

Author(s): Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, Meg Schneider

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012 09:44AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470259283

Online ISBN: 9781118269244

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269244

About this Book

The first authoritative yet accessible guide to this controversial topic

Stem Cell Research For Dummies offers a balanced, plain-English look at this politically charged topic, cutting away the hype and presenting the facts clearly for you, free from debate. It explains what stem cells are and what they do, the legalities of harvesting them and using them in research, the latest research findings from the U.S. and abroad, and the prospects for medical stem cell therapies in the short and long term.

  • Explains the differences between adult stem cells and embryonic/umbilical cord stem cells
  • Provides both sides of the political debate and the pros and cons of each side's opinions
  • Includes medical success stories using stem cell therapy and its promise for the future

Comprehensive and unbiased, Stem Cell Research For Dummies is the only guide you need to understand this volatile issue.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Brushing Up on Biology

  2. Part II: Delving into Stem Cell Science

  3. Part III: Discovering How Stem Cells Can Affect the Future

  4. Part IV: Putting Stem Cells to Use Today

  5. Part V: Understanding the Debate: Ethics, Laws, and Money

  6. Part VI: The Part of Tens

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