Stem Cells : Promises to Keep?

TitleStem Cells : Promises to Keep?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsYaich, LE
Corporate AuthorsUniversity of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Division of Biological and Health Sciences,
Date Published07/2002
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAdult , BIOETHICS , BIOLOGY , biomedical engineering , EMBRYONIC , HEMATOPOIETIC , MEDICINE , pluripotent , senescence , STEM , Stem Cell Research
AbstractSamantha and her husband Brad have two children, conceived with the help of in vitro fertilization treatments. After viewing a TV program on stem cells and their potential medical uses, Samantha is convinced that they should donate the remaining frozen embryos they have to medical research, an idea Brad strongly objects to. The case teaches about stem cells and their medical applications as well as the ethical dilemmas posed by their use.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo.
Audience LevelUndergraduate
Abbreviated Case NameStem Cells
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