Biomaterials ME 765

Spring 2007



1.   What are stem cells?  List and describe the three classes of stem cells.  Find and list at least three websites that discuss the ethics of stem cell use.  In your own words, briefly discuss the issues related to this field.  Use the "Ethical Reasoning Table" to analyze this subject in your homework group.  Use this analysis to help direct a debate on this subject in your homework team prior to class on 4/10.  Choose a stance on this topic that you are willing to debate in class on 4/10.  Note that not all members of your group have to take the same stance and that the stance you take in the debate need not be one that reflects your personal beliefs.