Ethics, politics, and human embryo stem cell research

Ruth Macklin

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Three reports on ethical aspects of research involving human embryonic stem cells were issued in the final months of 1999. Two were from governmental agencies or commissions: the National Institutes of Health and the National Bioethics Advisory Commission. The third report was issued by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute for Civil Society. All three reports endorse the use of federal funds for embryonic stem cell research, but other differences distinguish these reports. This article describes the differences and provides an ethical analysis of the main arguments. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalWomen's Health Issues
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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