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.
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The large amount of attention was because of the answers stem cells held for diseases and other problems. The ethical dilemma was focused on the fact scientists were destroying human embryos. New advancements in technology may resolve this controversy and bring the fight to an end. Scientists have discovered how to make a patients cells act and respond like embryonic cells. This decreases the demand for human embryos in experimentation and instead uses stem cell therapies (Genetic Science Learning Center).
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It not only provokes worry on the ethical issues and concerns of the use of biotechnology, but it also promotes the question is contemporary artificial cloning justifiable? Most people argue that human cloning is not morally and ethically acceptable due to both religious concerns and long-term health problems. The notion of cloning organisms has always been troublesome because of unpredictable consequences. “Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture” (C... ... middle of paper ... ...nce. It allows researchers and scientists to continue to conduct in-depth research which could lead to vast advancements with cloning methods.
Gene therapy is a technique that uses genes to treat or prevent diseases. It is the process of taking DNA from one organism and inserting it to another. No development in the field of biotechnology has inspired both greater fear and hope in human society than gene therapy. Here is the big question among the people. While this new advancement in gene therapy promotes new hopes to cure life-threatening diseases or help the amputee or physically disabled persons to lead life like a normal human, it also raises questions about morality as well as the adverse effects it may cause in the future society.
Regenerative medicine: A growing future. The Technology Teacher, 67(8), 10-15. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/235275724?accountid=77848 Lott, J. P., & Savulescu, J. (2007). Towards a Global Human Embryonic Stem Cell Bank.
While some people might say that stem cell research is immoral and unethical, others believe that it is a magical solution for almost any problem, thus leading to a very controversial issue. Scientists have been searching for years for ways to eradicate incurable diseases and perform other medical procedures that yesterday's technology would not fix. With the rapidly arising, positive research on stem cell technology, the potential that exists to restore any deficiency is in the same way, likely to destroy humanity. America is suffering from its inability to choose who holds precedence over this issue. Too many of us find it impossible to reach a basis for which our differing opinions can be shared and formed into a universal and comprehensive understanding.
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