Part I: Brushing Up on Biology.
Chapter 1: Painting the Broad Strokes of Stem Cell Science.
Chapter 2: Understanding Cells and Tissues.
Chapter 3: Tracing the History of Stem Cell Research.
Part II: Delving into Stem Cell Science.
Chapter 4: Starting with Embryonic Stem Cells.
Chapter 5: Understanding Adult Stem Cells.
Chapter 6: Exploring Other Stem Cell Sources.
Chapter 7: Understanding Why Scientists Mix and Match Cells.
Part III: Discovering How Stem Cells Can Affect the Future.
Chapter 8: Looking into Cancer’s Cradle: Cancer Stem Cells.
Chapter 9: Using Stem Cells to Understand and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Chapter 10: Improving Therapies for Diseases of the Heart, Liver, and Pancreas.
Chapter 11: Improving Drug Development.
Part IV: Putting Stem Cells to Use Today.
Chapter 12: Where We Are Now: Stem Cell Treatments, Trials, and Possibilities.
Chapter 13: Understanding the Role of Stem Cells in Transplants.
Chapter 14: Putting Stem Cells in the Bank.
Part V: Understanding the Debate: Ethics, Laws, and Money.
Chapter 15: Exploring Ethical, Religious, Philosophical, and Moral Questions.
Chapter 16: Getting a Handle on Current Stem Cell Laws and Policies.
Chapter 17: Following the Money: Understanding Stem Cell Funding and Profits.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten (or So) Stem Cell Myths.
Chapter 19: Ten Hurdles to Stem Cell Use.
Chapter 20: Ten Possibilities for the Future of Stem Cells.
Chapter 21: Ten (or So) Things to Do Before You Consider Stem Cell Treatment.
Chapter 22: Ten (or So) Great Resources to Stay Up to Date.