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Untangling twinning : what science tells us about the nature of human embryos

Author: Maureen Condic
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2020]
Series: Notre Dame studies in medical ethics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Scientists and philosophers have long struggled to answer the questions of when human life begins and when human life has inherent value. The phenomenon of identical (monozygotic) twinning presents a significant challenge to the view that human life and human personhood begin at conception. The fact that a single embryo can split to generate two (or more) genetically identical embryos seems to defy the notion that  Read more...
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Condic, Maureen.
Untangling twinning.
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2020]
(DLC) 2019054557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Condic
ISBN: 0268107076 9780268107086 0268107084 9780268107079
OCLC Number: 1131898421
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: When Does Human Life Begin? --
Totipotency --
What Is an Embryo? --
Twinning and the Beginning of Human Life --
Philosophical Concerns Regarding Twinning --
Philosophical Concerns Raised by Human Chimerism --
Why Scientists Are Confused about Embryos --
The Embryo in a Larger Context.
Series Title: Notre Dame studies in medical ethics.
Responsibility: Maureen L. Condic.

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The fact that a single embryo can split to generate two (or more) genetically identical embryos seems to defy the notion that prior to splitting an embryo can be a single human individual. Maureen  Read more...

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"In this monograph, Condic offers an extensively referenced examination of the biological basis of human individuality. . . . The text will clarify biological concepts and ethical considerations for Read more...

 
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