Embryonic Stem Cells Have the Potential to Greatly Influence Society

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Embryonic Stem Cells Have the Potential to Greatly Influence Society Spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and hundreds of other rare immune system and genetic disorders can all be cured by the continued use of stem cell research (White). One of the most controversial topics in our community today is the use of embryonic stem cells. This topic relates to everyone because continued research holds future possibilities that could save loved ones from life-threatening diseases or illnesses. Embryonic stem cell research should continue to be used in the United States. In order for everyone to understand more about stem cell research, we will explain our topic, outline our reasons for supporting it, and tell you why you should agree with us. Stem cells are a specialized type of cell that have the potential to become any type of cell in the human body, whether that be a brain cell, a white blood cell, or even a skin cell. These types of cells are studied to analyze cell development and to explore ways in which the cells might be able to repair or replace damaged tissues (Gets). People who support embryonic stem cell research do so because it is the cheapest form of stem cell research, it has the potential to cure diseases and illnesses, and can search for and test potential new drugs along with develop future therapies. Embryonic stem cell research is the cheapest out of all the types of stem cell researches. After taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama eliminated the previous restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. He said that, “‘... embryonic stem cell research [is] a key to relieving suffering from a variety of dis... ... middle of paper ... ...://rt.com/news/stem-cells-create-discovery-376/>. "Stem Cell Basics." What Are the Potential Uses of Human Stem Cells and the Obstacles That Must Be Overcome before These Potential Uses Will Be Realized? [Stem Cell Information]. N.p., 28 Apr. 2009. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. . "Stem Cell Research Gets a Reprieve." New York Times. 21 Jan. 2013: A.20. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. . "Stem Cell Research." Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 10 June 2013. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. . White, Deborah. "Pros & Cons of Embryonic Stem Cell Research." US Liberal Politics. About.com, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. .

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