About the Guide
This guide was developed by the Stem Cells and Human Enhancement University Seminar team to bring together different types of resources required to understand stem cell science, its policies, ethics, law, public opinion, etc.
The broad themes of the guide are: Stem Cell Science, Human Therapy, Public Policy & Law and Philosophy & Theology. Each theme is subdivided into various areas and within these are found links to articles, newsfeeds, reference sources, blogs/wikis, books, web sites, and various multimedia resources.
While there is a large amount of content, it is not exhaustive, nor is it meant to be. However, feel free to suggest resources that you feel will add to the educational richness of the guide by emailing Regina Raboin, Science Research & Instruction Librarian or any of the seminar's faculty.
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University Seminar Course Information
This University Seminar will provide a dynamic forum for its students to explore how societies can balance their desire for progress in personal health with their respect for alternative religious, cultural and societal views about the origins of human life. This seminar will delve into scientific, economic, theological and moral controversies that have tremendous impact on the well-being of individuals and societies. Ultimately, this seminar will allow its participants to be informed, empowered and fully-engaged in the debate over the development and use of stem cells and other similar conflicts, and will guide their understanding of the need to balance society's capabilities and conscience.
Human Embryonic Stem Cells, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jonathan Garlick, DDS, PhD
School of Dental Medicine, Department of Maxillofacial Pathology, Sackler Graduate School, School of Engineering, Institute for Clinical Research Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine
David Kaplan, PhD
School of Engineering, School of Dental Medicine, Sackler Graduate School, School of Medicine
Sheldon Krimsky, PhD
School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Urban and Environmental
Policy and Planning Tufts University, School of Medicine Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Mitchell Silver, PhD, RN
Department of Philosophy, Tufts University
Science, Community Health and UEPP Research & Instruction Librarian
BioScience Network Web
A continual update of all stem cell news from BioScience Network (BSN).
Stem Cell Blogs/Wikis
The Stem Cell
Stem Cell Research Timelines
Help with Research
Science Research & Instruction Librarian
Research & Instruction
Tisch Library, Tufts University