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Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita

Synopsis
Documentary about the experiences of Dr Jack Kessler, chair of Northwestern University’s Neurology department, who shifted his research from finding a cure for diabetes to finding a cure with stem cell research for spinal cord injuries when his teenaged daughter suffered a skiing accident that resulted in paralysis. The film follows Kessler’s progress and sees how he uses his position to argue the benefits of stem cell research in the face of opposition from Christian groups, and in a political climate which saw the then-President George W. Bush veto Stem Cell Research and Enhancement Act of 2005.

NB. Currently only available on import as a Region 1 DVD.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2008
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
animal experiments; medical ethics; medical research; spinal cord; stem cells

Online availability

URI
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/mapping-stem-cell-research-terra-incognita/
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Maria Finitzo
Contributor
Jack Kessler

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
£32.38
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
83 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

Kartemquin Films

Distributor

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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