Saving Superman

TitleSaving Superman
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsRubin, LM
Corporate AuthorsVA Western New York Healthcare System, Formulary Management,
Date Published01/2003
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsABORTION , BIOLOGY , BLASTOCYST , Christopher , EMBRYONIC , germ , Human , in-vitro , MEDICINE , mitosis , multipotent , Organ , paralysis , pluripotent , Public Policy , replication , Somatic , STEM , Stem Cell Research , totipotent
AbstractUsing a combination of directed case method and role-playing in which students learn about their roles using the jigsaw technique, this case study teaches about the main concepts of stem cell research and therapy and the political and ethical issues surrounding these subjects. The case begins by describing the riding accident that left actor Christopher Reeve paralyzed and ends by posing a final open-ended question that encourages student debate and discussion. The case can be used in a general biology class, an ethics class, or a public policy class.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo.
Audience LevelUndergraduate
Abbreviated Case NameSaving Superman
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