Readers learn about real-life case studies involving stem cell research, the sources of stem cells, ethical issues surrounding the use of stem cells, and stem cells' promising possibilities for medical use in bone marrow transplants, treating leukemia, and rebuilding injured organs. Legal issues and rulings around the world are also examined. The volume includes sidebars that provide expert viewpoints on the stem cell research debate, as well as fact boxes and summary boxes that highlight the key points in each chapter.