TITLE

Wanted: Someone to Play God

AUTHOR(S)
Gibbs, Nancy
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Time International (South Pacific Edition);3/3/2008, Issue 8, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This essay discusses human embryo storage, an issue raised in the book "Embryo: A Defense of Human Life," by Robert George and Christopher Tollefsen. The essayist describes the two author's conclusion that an embryo is, at the earliest stage of development, a human being. This definition then colors the book's proscription for embryo storage and treatment laws. Embryonic trade & international regulation, stem cell research, social implications and reproduction ethics are discussed.
ACCESSION #
31146720

 

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