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Essay: Review of Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

By: Lijing Jiang, Karen Wellner | Published: Jun 22, 2012

To Lynn M. Morgan, the Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology at Mt. Holyoke College, nothing says life more than a dead embryo. In her easily…

EssayHuman embryoFetusPublications

Ethics of Designer Babies

By: Sarah Ly | Published: Mar 31, 2011

A designer baby is a baby genetically engineered in vitro for specially selected traits, which can vary from lowered disease-risk to gender selection…

ethicsReproductionReproductive RightsGenetic EngineeringEugenics

Process of Eukaryotic Embryonic Development

By: Inbar Maayan | Published: Oct 20, 2010

All sexually reproducing, multicellular diploid eukaryotes begin life as embryos. Understanding the stages of embryonic development is vital to…


Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas

By: Katherine Brind'Amour | Published: Nov 11, 2007

The principal work of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Summa Theologica is divided into three parts and is designed to instruct both beginners and experts in…

LiteratureThomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274religionCatholicismHuman Development

Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)

By: Samantha Hauserman | Published: Nov 26, 2013

In nineteenth century Great Britain, Thomas Henry Huxley proposed connections between the development of organisms and their evolutionary histories,…

PeopleDarwin, Charles, 1809-1882EvolutionpaleontologyEmbryology

45 CFR 46: Protection of Human Subjects under United States Law (1974)

By: Megan Kearl | Published: Jun 17, 2010

In the United States, the Code of Federal Regulations Title 45: Public Welfare, part 46 (45 CFR 46) provides protection for human subjects in…


David Wildt's Domestic Cat and Cheetah Experiments (1978-1983)

By: Caroline Appleton | Published: Dec 19, 2011

David Wildt's cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) research from 1978-1983 became the foundation for the use of embryological techniques in endangered species…

Endangered SpeciesExperimentsCatsFertility

"Reproductive Options for HIV-Serodiscordant Couples” (2006) by Pablo Barreiro, Ann Duerr, Karen Beckerman, and Vincent Soriano

By: Chase V. Florez | Published: Oct 31, 2019

In July 2006, scientist Pablo Barreiro and colleagues published “Reproduction Options for HIV-Serodiscordant Couples,” in which they recommended…

LiteratureHIV-positive personsHIV infectionsAIDS (Disease)HIV-positive men--United States

David Baltimore (1938– )

By: Meilin Zhu | Published: Dec 27, 2017

David Baltimore studied viruses and the immune system in the US during the twentieth century. In 1975, Baltimore was awarded the Nobel Prize in…

Baltimore, DavidDNAAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

People's Padre: An Autobiography (1954), by Emmett McLoughlin

By: Claudia Nunez-Eddy | Published: Nov 08, 2016

Emmett McLoughlin wrote People's Padre: An Autobiography, based on his experiences as a Roman Catholic priest advocating for the health of people in…

LiteratureBirth control clinicsAbortionCatholic ChurchReproductive Rights

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