NEW PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEMCELL RESEARCH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LEGAL, MORAL & ETHICAL ISSUES
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By Dr. B.H. Frazier

As of late, many books and articles have been addressing the topic of human embryonic stemcell research. They all appear to run the regular gauntlet of touching upon familiar issues, but not daring to venture too deeply into territory held sacred by religion, science, and philosophy. This book moves sharply away from that well-worn path and is aimed to encourage the reader to approach this volatile and contentious topic from a new perspective. This book accomplishes that, in part, by challenging those stalwarts of human conscience: morality, philosophy, and religion. For those readers predisposed to deep and honest reflecting, the words found here could cause them initial discomfort as they lead the reader to question the validity of their sense of cultural substance and proportionality.

Dr. Frazier was born and raised in the south eastern U.S., from where his family later moved to Washington, D.C. He now resides in San Francisco, CA. which is possibly the heart of stemcell research. He did his undergraduate work in Biological Sciences at San Jose State University, and earned a J.D. from the University of Utah, and an L.L.M. and an S.J.D. in International Legal Studies from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He has qualified to practice law in three states, and in the District of Columbia. His prior publication experience includes Staff Editor and writer for the Journal of Environmental Law and Energy at the University of Utah, and a Senior Staff Editor for the Golden Gate Journal of International Law. His interests include travel, foreign languages, philosophy, science, law, home remodeling, the performing arts, and philanthropic activities; someday he plans to put on an apron, step into a kitchen, and put his considerable creative skills to the test as a cook. He further plans to research and write more extensively in matters relating to law, humanism and science fiction.

March 2009, Paperback, 468 pages