John A. Kessler, MD
Dr. Kessler’s official Web page at Northwestern University’s Feinberg Neuroscience Institute.
The Huffington Post: Walking the Walk
This blog by Leslie Goldman profiles Allison and Jack Kessler and their thoughts on MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH.
Stem Cell Study Gets Personal
Read a re-print of a 2002 article about the Kesslers, originally published in the Chicago Tribune, that served as inspiration for the making of the film.
Stem Cell Research
WTTW.com: Chicago Tonight
Dr. Jack Kessler talks about the November 2007 discovery in stem cell research on Chicago Tonight, a public-affairs series.
National Institute of Health Stem Cell Information
The NIH’s resource on stem cell research includes FAQs, definitions and other basic information.
Stem Cell Policy: World Stem Cell Map
This site contains a map showing the status of stem cell research around the world.
Get the latest headlines and developments in stem cell research.
The Human Genome Project: Cloning Fact Sheet
Read a fact sheet on cloning and cloning technologies provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health’s U.S. Human Genome Project.
National Academies Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee
Get stem cell research information compiled by experts in various medical and technical fields.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science: Policy Brief: Stem Cell Research
Get research guidelines and information on stem cell research-related controversies and legislature.
ChicagoTribune.com: Major Leap for Stem Cells
Read about the November 2007 discovery by researchers of reprogramming human skin cells to behave like embryonic stem cells.
NPR: Skin Cells Can Become Embryonic Stem Cells
NPR's science correspondent Joe Palca and bioethicist Yuval Levin of the Ethics and Public Policy Center discuss the scientific, moral and political impacts of the 2007 discovery.
Religious and Ethical Perspectives
Human Stem Cell Research: All Viewpoints
This site of the Ontario Consultants of Religious Tolerance addresses stem cell research as well as other ethical issues within various belief systems.
The Center for Bioethics Human Dignity: Stem Cell Research
The Web site of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity provides a Christian-based view of stem cell research.
Aish.com: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?
Read about stem cell research and bioethics from a Jewish medical perspective.
Read news and articles from The American Journal of Bioethics.
Northwestern University Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program
The Web home of the program seen in MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH, where Dr. Laurie Zoloth is a faculty member.
The Library of Congress: Bill Number S.5 for the 100th Congress
The Library of Congress Web site provides information on the Stem Cell Research and Enhancement Act of 2007.
Congresspedia: U.S. Federal Stem Cell Legislation
Part of Congresspedia, this site contains information on legislation and the pros and cons of the stem cell debate.
Spinal Cord Injury
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Get news, resources, info and more on spinal cord injuries.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is the world’s largest comprehensive spinal cord injury research center.
Spinal Cord Injury Network International
CINI is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating access to quality health care by providing information and referral services to spinal-cord-injured individuals and their families.
The following served as information sources for sections of this site:
The Film / Update
Myths & Realities
Spinal Cord Injury
Legislative Activity and Stem Cell Research