Article ID: CBB001220694

Why Do Stem Cells Create Such Public Controversy? (2011)


Maienschein, Jane A. (Author)

Spontaneous Generations
Volume: 5
Pages: 27--35

Publication Date: 2011
Edition Details: Part of a special section: “Science and Public Controversy”
Language: English

Biological development is about history, the history of an individual through time. Historically, the dominant epigenetic tradition has seen the developmental process as an unfolding of potential or in terms of the emergence of new organization that becomes an individual organism over time. The concept of development has included differentiation, growth, and morphogenesis; since the mid-nineteenth century, it has been seen in terms of cell division. Along the way have come explorations of such issues as the extent to which development is driven by hereditary determination rather than flexible regulation in response to changing conditions. Some researchers have focused specifically on examining the capacity for regeneration in response to injury or loss, or on the extent to which parts are self-organizing individually rather than determined segments of a whole. This paper introduces the historical study of development.

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Authors & Contributors
Sperling, Stefan
Braun, Bruce
Taussig, Karen-Sue
Waldby, Catherine
Squier, Susan M.
Maienschein, Jane A.
Spontaneous Generations
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
Public Understanding of Science
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Science in Context
Harvard University Press
Cornell University Press
Transaction Publishers
University of Chicago Press
Princeton University
Biology and ethics; bioethics
Stem cells
Public understanding of science
Controversies and disputes
Authority of science
Huxley, Thomas Henry
Kamin, Leon
Burt, Cyril Lodowic
Shaw, John
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
Great Britain
United States

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