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Embryo Research in Pluralistic Europe

  • Davor Solter
  • D. Beyleveld
  • M. B. Friele
  • J. Hołówka
  • H. Lilie
  • R. Lovell-Badge
  • C. Mandla
  • U. Martin
  • R. Pardo Avellaneda

Part of the Wissenschaftsethik und Technikfolgenbeurteilung book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 1-2
  3. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 3-14
  4. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 15-36
  5. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 37-76
  6. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 77-110
  7. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 111-155
  8. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 157-203
  9. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 205-237
  10. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 239-244
  11. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 245-258
  12. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 259-397
  13. Davor Solter, D. Beyleveld, M. B. Friele, J. Hołówka, H. Lilie, R. Lovell-Badge et al.
    Pages 399-426
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 427-431

About this book

Introduction

Recent advances in techniques and understanding in the fields of genetics, embryology and reproductive biology have opened up new ways to treat a wide range of medical problems. They range from new options for infertility treatment and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to stem-cell-based therapies for debilitating diseases. Since all these approaches involve the manipulation of human gametes, embryos or embryonic cells, and could also permit more contentious uses, they have stimulated a controversial debate as to what aims are desirable and to what extent experiments on human embryos are morally permissible, if permissible at all. The situation is further complicated by the fact that scientific projects are increasingly realized through international co-operation and that patients are increasingly ready to seek morally contentious medical treatment wherever it is available and thus to bypass national legislation. In view of this situation the Europäische Akademie assembled a temporary interdisciplinary project group in which scientists from universities and non-university research organizations in Europe working on the relevant subjects were brought together and charged with establishing a knowledge base and providing suggestions for long-term solutions that would be acceptable for society. Presented here are the results of this project, ranging from a discussion of the theoretical and practical possibilities in human-embryo experimentation and its alternatives in research on adult stem cells, a comparison of the situations and prospects of regulation of embryo research in Europe, a survey of European public attitudes, and a philosophical analysis of the arguments and argumentative strategies used in the debate.

 

Keywords

Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells Embryo Embryo Research in Europe Human Embryo Experimentation diagnosis genetics infertility morality

Authors and affiliations

  • Davor Solter
    • 1
  • D. Beyleveld
  • M. B. Friele
  • J. Hołówka
  • H. Lilie
  • R. Lovell-Badge
  • C. Mandla
  • U. Martin
  • R. Pardo Avellaneda
  1. 1.Institut für ImmunbiologieMax-Planck-InstitutFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05117-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05798-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05117-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4803
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4811
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