Being able to make clones of humans is a goal that researchers and scientists alike have sought to reach for many years. However, the majority of people in the world would consider it to be a terrible and immoral idea, and with good reasoning. With the amount of complications, danger, and religious contradiction that could be associated with cloning, it definitely does not uphold good moral standards. Cloning involves creating a genetic replica of another already existing cell, tissue, or organism. By the definition of cloning, it is now evident that cloning not only involves making replicas of an organism (for example an individual), but it also involves making duplicates of organs inside the body.
However, this further inquisition is very argumentative because some stem cells are extracted from embryos, and here again, many view this as the death of an unborn child. There are also several risks involved with the use of transplanted stem cells. Though it is vacillating, many people believe that the study and use of stem cells can be the start of a whole new world! But are you for it, or against it?
The Controversy of Stem Cell Research One of the most controversial topics these days is Stem Cell Research. There seems to be a split opinion among societies about the research and whether it is socially and morally acceptable. As a society, we need to open our minds to the possibility of broadening our scientific horizons with stem cell research, and take the time to learn and understand whatever we can about it. There are a lot of people who don't know exactly what Stem Cell Research is which contributes to why a lot of people seem so against it. Stem Cell Research can best be described as taking a stem cell, 'a primitive type of cell that can be coaxed into developing into most of the 220 types of cells found in the human body'(Robinson).
Many remarkable discoveries have already been made. Stem cells quite possibly could hold a cure for everything from baldness to a variety of cancers to birth defects (NIH basics 1, 2). The limited amount of federal funding is restraining research though. Research on stem cells raises ethical questions as rapidly as it generates new discoveries.
Many diseases in the world today that don't have cures, however the people inflicted with the diseases desperately need cures. Many radical scientific experiments have been used in the past to try and help cure these diseases, but it is very hard for scientists to find cures without trying new kinds of experimentation. Science is an area that's ideas are often considered to be unethical. One of the most controversial experiments is stem cell research. The reason stem cell research is so controversial is because it is said that research plays with human life which many consider unethical.
This is because I feel that through reading about this topic from many different sources, there are so many more positive things that come from stem cell research. However since this is a well-known topic across the nation I have also come across some arguments against stem cell research. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, stem cell is a generic cell that can make exact copies of itself indefinitely. A stem cell has the ability to make specialized cells for various tissues in the body, such as heart muscle, brain tissue, and liver tissue. Stem cells can be saved and used later to make specialized cells, when needed (par.
Embryonic stem cell research is a highly debated and a very controversial topic in the United States. There is a plentiful amount of benefits that could come from it. With stem cells researched we could make the lives of people who have illnesses and diseases sufficiently better. However the way you get stem cells is the most controversial part. In order to get them it requires the destruction of the human embryo.
Adult stem cells, however, are rare and more difficult to detect and isolate. The discovery and isolation of embryonic stem cells has led to debate over whether it is right to use cells taken from human embryos for research. People have expressed concern about using human embryos and collecting some of their cells. Some people consider embryos already to be human beings. The embryos are destroyed in the process of isolating the stem cells.
For years, scientists have been using stem cells to help cure diseases and research different illnesses that come from deformed cells. In recent years, however, a debate has risen over where we should get these stem cells from. Because of the way stem cells are helping sick individuals and furthering research, the use of stem cells shouldn’t be stopped. The sources from which stem cells are acquired, however, should be limited. While acquiring adult stem cells is completely safe and productive, using embryonic stem cells is unethical in the way they are acquired.
Such as using bone marrow, using cord blood, or turning mature cells into stem-like cells. The majority of people believe that stem cell research is immoral and unethical because it is against their religion when scientists use a human embryo for their research. Researchers argue that the government should not keep funding for stem cell research. Dr. William Hurlbut is in favor of stem cell research, but he is pushing for using oth... ... middle of paper ... ...ning back the clock when everything in the environment favors the opposite,” said Manuel Serrano, who is a researcher at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center. If researchers are successful in turning mature cells into stem-like cells, they could take cells in a pancreas that don’t produce insulin and transform them adequately to produce insulin; therefore, doctors could treat diabetes.