Vaccinations have been used for years because of their ability to prevent diseases from spreading where they normally would have infected hundreds to thousands of people otherwise. This leads not only to a healthier majority of people but also healthier children/future generations thanks to the vaccinations. Additionally, such scientific breakthroughs help improve the lives of children who are born prematurely, such as myself. Without the advanced technology that was available a... ... middle of paper ... ... is simply only a living cell, much like a blood cell or cancer cell. Going by this logic, acquiring stem cells from a human embryo is not an act of murder any more than you are preventing a cancer cell from developing.
Cloning can be helpful to those who. “The hope is that cells can be generated to cure these types of diseases where one cell has gone wrong. The growth and transplant of new nerve cells would help with Parkinson’s, the growth cells to produce more insulin for diabetics, and new heart muscle for those suffering from heart disease.” –MCB181 Honors Biology Group 1. Taking the risk of this cloning procedure cannot only extend a person’s lifetime but can also save their life from having to worry about reoccurring organ problems. The medical application of this achievement, benefiting an immense amount of people, is the therapeutic use of cloning.
For that reason they are usually conducting research aimed to improve people’s lives. When they are not doing research they are using medical trials or experiments to test their findings (BLS). When a medical scientist proves their drug can help human health the FDA has to clear it to be put on the market for the public. Without new prescriptions always being produced the diseases they prevent could be able to harm people. This is why medical scientists are so essential to everyone’s life.
Sreenivasan, Ramanuja Pd. 8 Gene Therapy and Genetic Engineering "The aim is to decrease the fear of a brave new world and to encourage people to be more proactive about their health. It [Gene therapy] will help humans become better physically and even mentally and extend human life. It is the future” (Hulbert). Dr. Hulbert, a genetic engineer, couldn’t be anymore right; more time, money, and research needs to be put into gene therapy and genetic engineering, since it can cure certain illness and diseases that are incurable with modern medicine, has fewer side-effects than conventional drugs or surgery, and allows humans to be stronger physically and mentally at birth.
The ethics are basically thrown out the window when trying to create something that is considered a right of only a God but when you let it go and just kind of separate God from the creation you can find something much more beautiful in cloning. We have found another way to make people and another way to potentially save lives. When I look at the future cloning is the way to go because we can find a way to make people live longer and healthier lives even if there are a few downfalls we can only improve by working with people. The more we work with cloning people the better it will get and then we can start improving medical care. This will be just like how Dolly started with a lot of failures and then a few successes and then hopefully a way to cure the thing most people fear.
Using stem cells or stem cell research is a way to develop therapies to regenerate damaged organs and heal people who are suffering from terrible diseases. While some believe that human embryo is not to be destroyed, they don’t have to be. In most cases and if regulated by the government all cases; If there is no potential for the eggs to become human beings, then why not use them for the greater good? Stem cell research in my opinion is something that can change the lives of many people, and give them an opportunity to live a better and healthier life.
Imagine how it would feel walking into the hospital with a failing heart and being able to get a transplant of your own organ. Humans are born with only one copy of the organs for each function required by the body. Despite the ability to recover certain cells, not everything within the body is able to regenerate itself. With the now never-ending possibilities of our advancing technology, genetic engineering has entered the lives of humans in ways that were never before expected. Genetic engineering is a modern topic that should be implemented at a greater rate because it helps us fight problems that are beyond basic medicine, it prolongs life, and increases the quality of it by adding techniques to treatment rather then more medication.
Very few patients have received gene therapy. Researchers are working extremely hard to break through the challenges they are facing and make sure that gene therapy is safe and effective for humans. Gene therapy works in a variety of ways. It can be used to solve the problem of having missing genes by adding a gene to fight off a disease3. The main purpose of gene therapy is to help fix mutations in the body by replacing the genes that are functioning incorrectly with ones that are functioning correctly.
And if there is even more research done there can be even more uses and treatments for other puzzling diseases like cancer using stem cells. This research is necessary because it will save lives. It will save people from being a vegetable for the rest of their lives or constantly needing medical care. If there are more studies done, the opponents of this will start to see how much good it can do and stop holding it up.
Progression is a natural occurrence in human life as well as society. Natural curiosity, coupled with a desire for self improvement, has propelled mankind into the age of science and technology. As society progresses, so, too, does human life continue to advance and improve. Medical advances have allowed humans to overcome disease and illness, and ultimately prolog human life. For example, the success of stem cell research has granted doctors the resources to replace damaged cells and begin to repair severe injuries.