The stem cell hope : how stem cell medicine can change our lives
New York : Hudson Street Press, 2011.
xviii, 318 p. ; 24 cm.
"Few people know much about stem cell research beyond the ethical questions raised by using embryos. But in the last decade, stem cell research has made huge advances toward eliminating some of our most intractable diseases. Now, this sweeping book introduces us to this cutting-edge science that will revolutionize medicine and change the way we think about and treat disease. Alice Park takes us from stem cells' controversial beginnings to the recent electrifying promise of being able to create the versatile cells without using embryos at all. She shows us how stem cells give researchers an unprecedented ability to study disease while giving patients the promise of replacing diseased cells with healthy new ones. And she profiles the scientists and leaders who have fueled the quest and will continue to shape the field in years to come"--Provided by publisher.