Chapter 1. Stem Cells

  1. Justine Burley and
  2. John Harris
  1. C. N. Svendsen

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756423.ch1

A Companion to Genethics

A Companion to Genethics

How to Cite

Svendsen, C. N. (2004) Stem Cells, in A Companion to Genethics (eds J. Burley and J. Harris), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756423.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206989

Online ISBN: 9780470756423



  • gene therapy;
  • penetrates;
  • oocyte;
  • embryonic stem;
  • blastocyst


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • The Mother of All Cells

  • Embryonic Stem (ES) Cells

  • Specialized Stem Cells

  • Therapeutic Implications of Stem Cell Biology

  • Cellular Philosophy and the Mind Problem

  • The New Alchemists

  • Stem Cell Biology: God in a Test Tube?