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Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Xenograft Transplantation: Ethical Issues and Public Policy.

Title Xenotransplantation : science, ethics, and public policy / Committee on Xenograft Transplantation: Ethical Issues and Public Policy, Division of Health Sciences Policy, Division of Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 126 pages) : illustrations, charts
Contents Setting the stage -- Assessing the science base -- Infectious disease risk to public health posed by xenografting -- Ethics and public policy -- Conclusions and recommendations
Summary Xenotransplantation involves the transplantation of cells, tissues, and whole organs from one species to another. Interest in animal-to-human xenotransplants has been spurred by the continuing shortage of donated human organs and by advances in knowledge concerning the biology of organ and tissue rejection. The scientific advances and promise, however, raise complex questions that must be addressed. This book considers the scientific and medical feasibility of xenotransplantation and explores the ethical and public policy issues surrounding the possibility of renewed clinical trials. The volume focuses on the science base of xenotransplantation, public health risks of infectious disease transmission, and ethical and public policy issues, including the views of patients and their families
Analysis Humaniora Filosofi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Xenografts -- Government policy -- United States.
Xenografts -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Public Policy.
Transplantation, Heterologous.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585021112 (electronic bk.)
9780585021119 (electronic bk.)