Glenn McGee and Arthur L. Caplan, "What's in the Dish?" Hastings Center Report, 29:2 (March-April
1999) 36-38. One insightful point made by these two authors which we will not
take up thoroughly here has to do with context. Whether protoplasm is in the
dish or in the womb matters. Is its moral status different when in the womb where
it can be brought through pregnancy to term than when it is in the petri dish?
Is the interaction between an hES cell and its environment morally decisive?
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