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Stem Cells [electronic resource]: Ethical Issues

Video Education Australasia
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Providing a balanced look at a highly contentious issue, this program takes viewers inside the scientific, religious, and philosophical debate over embryonic stem cell research. Divergent opinions and perspectives are presented by respected researchers, thinkers, and stakeholders-including renowned Australian geneticist Dr. Alan Trounson; Father Norman Ford, a prominent ethics commentator and opponent of embryonic stem cell research; and patients with life-threatening medical conditions that stem cell innovations could potentially treat or cure. Each speaker identifies core principles and calmly articulates the reasons for his or her views.
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20 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 19, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Ethical issues
Genetic Science: Where Is It Leading Us?
Genetic science
  • Controversy Over Stem Cell Research (4:17)
  • What Is an Embryo? (2:21)
  • Therapeutic Cloning: Exploration of Complex Diseases (4:03)
  • Controversy Over Therapeutic Cloning (2:20)
  • Reproductive Cloning (3:19)
  • Medical Benefits of Research (2:27)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2006.
Publisher no.
  • 40288 Films Media Group
  • 40382s Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (20 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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