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    Determination of Death: A Scientific Perspective on Biological Integration.Maureen L. Condic - 2016 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 41 (3):257-278.
    Human life is operationally defined by the onset and cessation of organismal function. At postnatal stages of life, organismal integration critically and uniquely requires a functioning brain. In this article, a distinction is drawn between integrated and coordinated biologic activities. While communication between cells can provide a coordinated biologic response to specific signals, it does not support the integrated function that is characteristic of a living human being. Determining the loss of integrated function can be complicated by medical interventions that (...)
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    Symposium on the Definition of Death: Summary Statement.Melissa Moschella & Maureen L. Condic - 2016 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 41 (3):351-361.
    This statement summarizes the conclusions of the Symposium on the Definition of Death, held at The Catholic University of America in June 2014. After providing the background and context for contemporary debates about brain death and describing the aims of the symposium, the statement notes points of unanimous and broad agreement among the participants, and highlights areas for further study.
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    Ontological and Ethical Implications of Direct Nuclear Reprogramming: Response to Magill and Neaves.Maureen L. Condic, Patrick Lee & Robert P. George - 2009 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 19 (1):pp. 33-40.
    The paper by Magill and Neaves in this issue of the Journal attempts to rebut the "natural potency" position, based on recent advances in direct reprogramming of somatic cells to yield "induced pluripotent stem" (iPS) cells. As stated by the authors, the natural potency position holds that because "a human embryo directs its own integral organismic function from its beginning . . . there is a whole, albeit immature, and distinct human organism that is intrinsically valuable with the status of (...)
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    When Does Human Life Begin?Maureen L. Condic - 2009 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 9 (1):129-149.
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  5. A Contemporary Aristotelian Embryology.Maureen L. Condic & Kevin L. Flannery - 2014 - Nova et Vetera 12 (2).
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    Defining Organisms by Organization.Maureen L. Condic & Samuel B. Condic - 2005 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 5 (2):331-353.
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    Harvesting Embryonic Stem Cells From Deceased Human Embryos.Maureen L. Condic & Edward J. Furton - 2007 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 7 (3):507-526.
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    Producing Non-Embryonic Organisms for Stem Cells.Maureen L. Condic, Samuel B. Condic & William B. Hurlbut - 2005 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 5 (1):145-151.
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