The stake over the issue of stem cells revolves around the human life itself. Proponents of stem cells say that until an embryo has not been embedded into the uterus, it does not have a human status and therefore could be used to treat patient who already are persons. They also propose to obtain cells through IVF as opposed to abortion because abortion is attributed to a deliberate act of killing human life while the fo... ... middle of paper ... ...of optimism and bring forth a new way of life and medical abilities all around the world for the benefit of people, family, friends, and oneself. Science can be described as the pursuit of innovation, advancement and opportunity. Stem cells have offered scientists and the world a new doorway to treat diseases and help millions.
The use of embryonic stem cells in regard to research involving the creation, usage, and destruction of human embryos has been the center of ethical debate. Embryonic stem cell research offers a remarkable way to treat various diseases where therapeutic interventions have failed to treat effectively. These cells have the ability to self-renew, and are also pluripotent, which means they have potential to differentiate into a more specialized, mature cell type able to perform distinct functions. The capacity of embryonic stem cells to self-renew, and exhibit pluripotency means they can be used in regenerative medicine. Patients suffering from tissue injuries and genetic disorders can be administered by these cells to restore damaged cells.
Embryonic stem cell research, a scientific innovation that has the potential to save lives, should be continued and supported by the public. Embryonic stem cell research provides an efficient way of using spare embryos that would not otherwise be used in fertility treatments. Perhaps the largest objection to this form of stem cell research is that an embryo must be destroyed in order to extract a stem cell line However, embryonic stem cell lines that are used are obtained “from an embryo generated for reproductive purposes that is no longer needed for that purpose”, and would have been destroyed and discarded anyway (Kirchstein). Clearly, if these embryos are not used for their originally intended purpose, they should be utilized in other ways instead of being disposed of. Using spare embryonic cells in order to continue valuable scientific research is a superior alternative to discarding this rich source of research material.
Embryonic stem cells have advantages because they would be toxin free, but adult stem cells are just as capable (Simmonds). Even with arguments stating “Adult Stem cells cannot offer the same therapeutic and research potential”, one side will not win the fight (Simmonds). Every type of stem cell will be researched and used to find the cure to fight any disease. There will always be a need for embryonic stem cell research, but if it is only destroying one life to save thousands: is it worth it? (“The Stem Cell Debate: is it over?
Stem cell research can be beneficial, but uses unethical procedures to become beneficial. Stem-cell research destroys embryos that have a moral status, sacrifices one life for another, and is research that could potentially lead to even more harmful scientific advances. Stem-cell research began in the 1800s.The term was first used in 1868. In 1909, a theory of blood cells coming from one ancestor cells was introduced. In 1957, E. Donnall Thomas attempted a bone marrow transplant.
In the field of medicine, a growing controversy is the use of stem cells to better understand and treat diseases. Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the ability to become any type of specialized cell and also divide limitlessly (“Stem Cell Information”). Stem cells can be used to grow tissue to help patients who have burns so they can heal faster and better (“Stem Cell Information”). Another major example is that these stem cells can be used to grow complete organs (“Stem Cell Information”). There are two types of stem cells that scientists and researchers work with, adult stem cells and human embryonic stem cells (“Stem Cell Information”).
For example, a patient with nerve damage as a result of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can have some of their inactive ne... ... middle of paper ... ... conclusion, stem cells show great potential as pluripotent cells that can mimic the task of specialized cells throughout the body. Due to the numerous amount of genetic diseases in our society that have yet to have a cure, stem cell research must be furthered implored to make necessary advancements in the field of medicine despite the potentially harmful effects it can have to the human embryo. With this being said, the solution is that stem cells should be primarily obtained through the aborted in vitro fertilization. So stem cells don’t have to be extracted from living embryos, which means this process doesn’t have to be linked with abortion. This is good on both sides of the debate: the groups against stem cells research argue that killing an embryo doesn’t justify saving another life, while still satisfying the scientist that want to research stem cells.
Have you ever imagined yourself as a person who is alleviating diseases and abetting thousands or even millions of people live? You can do that with a help from something called embryonic stem cells. In this big, wide world many people doubt themselves if they are making the right choice in a well-known controversy, should embryonic stem cell research be allowed in the US? Many people might say no, but isn’t helping other people in affliction the way to go? These special type of cells can be a big impact on the human race and maybe even other races too, but to do that, we need to first research on them to acquire the knowledge we need to make a difference in this world.
If a revolution of medical technology is allowing people to obtain the best quality of life right now, why aren't we taking advantage? Scientists have discovered how to potentially cure diseases and treat all kinds of ailments. Human embryonic stem cells, though a new concept, has been debated over since the discovery in cord blood in 1978. The cause for controversy comes from the struggle between law makers, religious officials, and scientists surrounding this topic. The ethical question on why stem cells are controversial is “Is using stem cells from embryos right?” However, the question when politicians are included changes to “How can we fund research to killing potential people for their stem cells?” The definition of an embryo is altered from court case to court case to fit the need of the problem, making it more difficult to differentiate a fertilized egg from a person and halting progress to the stem cell industry.
Because stem cells are unspecialized, they can replace any cell in any part of the body, so as to have a cure for many diseases. There are strong arguments torward both sides of the debate, and stem cell research deserves much more attention from the public than it is getting, for it has a chance to cure many diseases; however, it is inhumane, and there are a few, weak, possible solutions to fix this problem. Stem cells are unspecialized cells that divide into different cell types. (Stem cell - about). For many years, scientists have been researching stem cells to see how they can treat different health issues, such as causes and cures for birth defects, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injury, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis (Stem Cells - diseases).