★Awarded a star by Kirkus Reviews for "remarkable merit"
"Timely, levelheaded investigation of stem-cell medicine." "Nothing is starry-eyed in this plainspoken, well-tuned text."
-- Kirkus Reviews
NSTA Recommends the Book
"... a worthwhile investment to have available in a high school or introductory biology class [and] to any serious student in social science areas that address the issue."
The Stem Cell Dilemma, second edition ISBN-10: 1611453526 ISBN-13: 978-1611453522
The Second Edition of The Stem Cell Dilemma was released October 2011
New clinical trials for spinal cord injury, macular degeneration, stroke, and other conditions.
Advances in reprogramming adult cells to pluripotency (induced pluripotent stem cells).
Creation of "diseases in a dish" with stem cells to spur research and drug discovery.
hearts, lungs, livers, kidneys, and windpipes using decellularization and
repopulation with stem cells and progenitor cells.
The ongoing legal battle
over federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research in the U.S.
The growing international stem cell enterprise.
The growing use of stem cells by defense agencies to develop artificial immune systems for biodefense.
The Stem Cell Dilemma: Beacons of Hope or Harbingers of Doom?
By Leo Furcht MD and William Hoffman
Arcade Publishing, April 2008
the dawn of this new century, we are entering a biorenaissance as far
reaching in science, medicine, and technology as the Renaissance was in
art, architecture, and exploration. Anatomist
Leonardo da Vinci guides the reader on an epic journey from the
Renaissance to the biorenaissance.
Brock Reeve, executive director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
Arcade Publishing, Inc. 2008 ISBN-10: 1559708727 ---- ISBN-13: 978-1559708722
Book in the News
Recent interviews on AM Tampa Bay (WFLA-AM), Maryland's News Now (WBAL-AM), KYM-AM Philadelphia, KRLD-AM Dallas / Fort Worth, and SiriusXM's "Doctor Radio."
Click on picture of C-SPAN Video Player for a video link to a discussion of The Stem Cell Dilemma held at the University of Minnesota Bookstore. The program was first broadcast on C-SPAN Book TV May 25th 2008
Click here to listen to a discussion of The Stem Cell Dilemma on Minnesota Public Radio, 91.1 FM, July 10, 2008.
Click here to listen to a discussion of The Stem Cell Dilemma on Town Square, a public affairs program with producer and host Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Hawaii Public Radio, KIPO 89.3 FM, August 28, 2008.
Click here to listen to a discussion of The Stem Cell Dilemma on the Jack Rice Show, WCCO 830, June 16, 2008.
Read the recommendation by the National Science Teachers Association, June 22, 2008
Read the review Stem Cells and Leonardo's Cave by Zach Hall, past president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine published in Cell Stem Cell, June 2008 [PDF]
C-SPAN video of U.S. President Barack Obama signing an executive order lifting restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research