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Embryonic Stem Cells Research

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Embryonic stem cells research is a very conflicting subject in the United States. Some people think that it is morally and religiously incorrect as they are killing a human life at the first stage of life. While some think it is ok because the human life to them starts at the fetus or when the fetus can feel pain. In this paper we are going to discuss the total aspect of embryonic stem cell research: how the government takes play in the study of embryonic stem cells, how embryonic stem cells have help out people so far, and what are embryonic stem cells. Hopefully with this research we will have a better understanding of embryonic stem cells and why some people may benefit from it, as it may help to cure some diseases. Maybe we can come to an agreement on what is correct or incorrect on the study of embryonic stem cell research.

Embryonic stem cells are taken from the blastocyst, which is the first stage of the embryo. These cells are pluripotent, meaning they can form into any type cell, expect those of the placenta. The reason why adult cells are not being used for study is because they are multipotent, which is that they are limited to what cells they can evolve into. Embryonic stem cells, may help find cures for spinal cord injuries, type 1 diabetes in children, nervous system diseases like: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer, and multiple sclerosis (Chapman, A.. (2009). The Ethics of Patenting Human Embryonic Stem Cells. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, 19(3), 261-88. Retrieved February 3, 2011, from ABI/INFORM Global. Document ID: 1882674151). Harvesting of the embryonic stem cells causes death to the embryo, which causes lots of conflicts among researchers and religious groups. Some people think it’s immoral as they are kil...

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...s, Alzheimer, birth defects, organ transplant and many more. Imagine how other people will benefit from those studies. We may be even able to assist other countries with the study of embryonic stem cell. We could save people’s lives or make them live a bit longer until a real cure is found.

We have reviewed many areas of embryonic stem cells. We have discuses how the government takes play in the research of embryonic stem cells. We also touch how embryonic stem cells are created, and that there are different ways to take embryonic stem cells without destroying the embryo. Finally we were able to find one FDA approved trail going on involving embryonic stem cell research. We still haven’t decided if this is a good or bad research as there are many different aspects and point of views on this controversy topic. Guess we have to agree to disagree on this one.
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