Index
Abortion, 9, 152
Achenbaum, W. Andrew, 153, 161
Adoptable embryos, 1–2
Advanced Cell Technologies, 274
‘‘Advanced Chemistry,’’ 221–223, 222
Advisory Group on the Ethics of
Xenotransplantation, 59–60
Agassiz, Louis, 125
Aging: age-related debility, 238; bio-
medical assault on, 225; biomedical
imaginary, 215; and brain-imaging
technologies, 214; and cancer treat-
ments, 226; and the cut and the
exchange, 226–227; e√orts to fore-
stall, 216, 251; in fiction, 276; final
liminal stage, 273; gerontology, 153–
154; literary representations of, 21–
22; mitigating painful symptoms of,
147; postmodern model of, 98, 227–
238; and potential of tissue culture,
61; premature, 127, 162; rate of, 127;
The Stages of Age, 247–248. See also
Life span
Agriculture, genetic engineering of,
276
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (Liver-
pool, England), 175, 178
Alexander, W., 184–189, 197–198, 221
Alexandra Palace studio, 77–78
All Over Creation (Ozeki), 276
Alpha (society for reproductive medi-
cine), 253
Alta Partners, 237
Alzheimer’s disease, 4, 214, 256, 274.
See also Aging
Amazing Stories magazine: ‘‘Big Man,’’
136; ‘‘Crystals of Growth,’’128–129;
‘‘The Gland Superman,’’ 133; histor-
ical context of, 184; ‘‘The Plague of
the Living Dead,’’ 223–225; reports
of new technologies in, 225; short
stories, 133, 219, 220; ‘‘Suspended
Animation,’’ 225–227; ‘‘The Syn-
thetic Woman,’’ 75, 163–165; ‘‘The
Test Tube Girl,’’ 137. See also Science
fiction
Ambivalences, 87–88
American Bee Journal, 99
American Medical Association, 225
American Prospect (Mooney), 259–261
American Society for Cell Biology,
236–237
Among the Hidden (Haddix), 276
Analogies, 38–39
Anatomy Act of Great Britain (1994),
171
Anatomy art, 168–174
Andrews, J. A., 69
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