LEH 300: Online required readings

As noted on the syllabus, some of the readings are available online. You can find them either through the links listed under ‘Bioethics sites & docs‘ or directly, below:

Belmont Report

Department of Energy Human Genome Project Information: The science behind the Human Genome Project

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI): Deoxyribonucleic acid; Chromosomes; A brief guide to genomics; A brief history of the human genome project; Genetic mapping

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guidelines on Human Stem Cell Research

NIH Stem Cell Basics (html format here—read all 8 questions)

National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC), Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research, Executive Summary; Vol I: Report and Recommendations; Vol III: Religious Perspectives

President’s Council on Bioethics, Monitoring Stem Cell Research (also available in html here)

President’s Council on Bioethics, Reproduction & Responsibility (also available in html here)

And HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: The special issue of Science, on stem cells, 26 June 2009
Vol 324, Issue 5935. You can access the journal through the library system.


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I teach political science and bioethics as an adjunct at a CUNY school.
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