Nurturing the Embryo Research Debate

Human Embryo Research—Yes or No? The CIBA Foundation.Published by Tavistock Publications in association with Methuen, New York, 1987. 232 pp. $39.95 HB. $14.95 PB. The sanctity of human life has been the intellectual province of philosophers and theologians since time immemorial. Rapid strides in medical technology have placed the medical scientists and the specialist physician at the center of controversy, as lawmakers and ethicists scramble to keep up with current events. July 1978 mark

Steven Brody
Jun 14, 1987
Human Embryo Research—Yes or No? The CIBA Foundation.Published by Tavistock Publications in association with Methuen, New York, 1987. 232 pp. $39.95 HB. $14.95 PB.


The sanctity of human life has been the intellectual province of philosophers and theologians since time immemorial. Rapid strides in medical technology have placed the medical scientists and the specialist physician at the center of controversy, as lawmakers and ethicists scramble to keep up with current events.

July 1978 marked the birth of the first child conceived as a result of in vitro fertilization. Since that time advances in reproductive endocrinology and infertility have remained at the center of public interest and have captivated the imagination of scientists and clinicians throughout the world.

Human Embryo Research—Yes or No? attempts to focus on the medical, scientific, moral and legal implications of experimental research on early human embryos. It is the product of a November 1985 CIBA Foundation...

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