Stem cell usage is a second chance given that doesn’t set death as an essential from these fatal diseases. Stem cell research is an unaware issue to society that could possibly be the antidote to saving lives, and to others who are familiar with the research is a controversial issue on how things are done in the laborites. Notifying correct explanations of what stem cell research is, how it affects people’s views , and its place in the medical field will hopefully gain support from others on the topic. Stem cells serve as the body’s repair system by renewing themselves and replenishing more specialized cells in the body(University of Kansas). Stem cells can be inserted and used for any type of cell function the body tells the cells to develop.
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For example; US fertility expert Panos Zavos. He announced that he had successfully implanted a cloned human embryo in a woman’s womb. Although the tests have shown that the woman did not become pregnant, he continued his attempts to successfully clone a human. Despite his failure, we do know that a female sheep named Dolly has been in 19996 by Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell. Based on the previous research I have done, cloning being legalized endanger... ... middle of paper ... ...ed at risk.
Reproductive cloning is a technology used to generate an animal that has the same nuclear DNA as another. Scientist transfer genetic materials from the nucleus of a donor adult cell to an egg whose nucleus has been removed. This reconstructed egg containing the DNA must be treated with chemicals or electric current to stimulate cell division. Once the cloned embryo reaches a suitable stage it is transferred to the uterus of a female host where it develops until birth (Paul Lauritzen, Cloning). The most notable example of reproductive cloning was dolly the sheep.
I will argue that the opposition of embryonic stem cell research is counterintuitive and detrimental to society as a whole because it is vital to further human advancement in the fields of science and medicine, and that neglecting to reap the benefits of stem cell research can actually cost more lives than it saves. I will also be examining the role politics have played in attempting to resolve this issue. Stem cells can prove to be a useful tool in the area of disease research, health drug development, as well as regenerative medicine. In fact, realizing the immense potential of the properties held by stem cells, scientists working in the field of regenerative medicine have begun to use some“…basic stem cell knowledge to develop specific cell[s] or tissue to replace the original cells or tissue, which has been degenerated, injured or damaged by different processes” (Alenzi 19929). The s... ... middle of paper ... ...s in the field of stem cell research, and by extension the fields of science and medicine.
According to Sir John Gordon, cloning is not as playing God it is simply copying “what nature has already produced” (Gordon). This new development established a series of debates because if there are technologies that enable humans to artificially create mammal, sooner or later the same process will be performed on human. This points to the question, should human cloning be banned? (Cloning: An Overview). Even though there are numerous critics who believe human cloning violates human dignity, there should be an acceptance because it can be a solution to those who are affected with various diseases, it is essential for understanding our ancestors or other prehistoric species, and it benefits parents who lost their beloved children, or those who cannot have children.
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“The greatest risk to scientific progress is to stop taking risks”. Dr. Elias Zerhouni from the National Institute of Health gave this quote during an interview to a reporter in 2007. He was referring to Stem Cell research, a controversial medical issue of today. Louise Brown of Manchester, UK owes her life to scientists and doctors taking risks and exploring the world or Stem Cells. In 1978 she became the first baby to be born via in-vitro fertilization, a process where a woman’s egg is harvested and mixed with male sperm to become fertilized.