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Is Embryonic Stem Cells Research? Morally Wrong?

- In the first ten days after conception, several hundred stem cells already multiplied and a baby will be formed. These tiny stem cells produced osteocystes, cardiac muscle cells, and neurons. They are the building block for all 260 types of cells in our bodies. Even through adulthood, stem cells are produced by our bodies to replace old cells. However, we do not produce enough stem cells to heal a spinal cord injury or fight cancerous cells. Through research, scientist can manipulate embryonic stem cells that would treat autoimmune diseases, heart diseases, spinal cord injuries, and much more....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Human Embryonic Stem cells and Induced Pluripotent Cells

- Human Embryonic Stem cells and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells are two modern methods of research; and treatment being aimed at the treatment of cancer, and many degenerative and genetic diseases. Stem cells are cells with the ability to develop into a cell of a different type, some types of stem cells are able to differentiate or change into a cell which is specific and functional to a specific tissue or organ system. This unique ability is what many scientists are trying to focus towards regeneration of different tissues, or the creation of new tissue to help cure, or treat diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, and alzheimer's....   [tags: stem cells, human embryonic, cells]

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The Controversy Of Embryonic Stem Cells

- Playing God The lightening strike cracks the sky and illuminates the laboratory cluttered by a plethora of scientific equipment. The mad scientist lets out an ear deafening cackle followed by the words “It’s alive. It’s alive!” This type of scene isn’t uncommon amongst many of science-fiction novels or movies that make up the market today. However, many scientists have wondered if creating and manipulating life is actually possible, or if it is in-fact fiction. To answer this question, many researches have devoted their attentions embryonic stem cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells

- We must start at the basic, what are cells. Cells are the basic unit of living things. We all have trillions upon trillions of cells that make up our body. Our body has three main cell types which are: Ectoderm, Mesoderm, and Endoderm. Ectoderm cells are in the skin, hair, eyelids and nerves cells for bones, Mesoderm cells are in muscles, tendons blood vessels and kidney construct the linings of two tubes within the body and Endoderm cells are in digestive tubes and respiratory tube. There are also stem cells.” Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have two defining properties: the ability to differentiate into other cells and the ability to self-regenerate.” (Kochar)There are different ty...   [tags: cells, stem cell, adult, embryo]

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A Research Study On Embryonic Stem Cells

- Embryonic stem cells are being researched worldwide in an attempt to provide treatment for some degenerative diseases and human injuries. Although research is still being undertaken, these stem cells are providing a positive outlook on potential treatments however; as a potential human life is involved, is the use of embryonic stem cells to treat human diseases justified. Embryonic stem cells are obtained from the human embryo, which is developed from a fertilised egg (NIH, 2010). These embryonic stem cells are known as being pluripotent; the ability to develop into virtually any cell within the human body (Science Daily, 2014)....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Embryonic Stem Cells

- The purpose of this essay is to discuss whether embryonic stem cells should be used in the future to regenerate human organs. Embryonic stem cells are unspecialised cells that are capable of becoming any type of human cell. I will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using embryonic stem cells and will explore the ethical implications and controversy that surround the use of embryonic stem cells. They have so far been viewed as a medical advancement and show a lots of promise by being able to cure some of our most complex diseases and hopefully regenerate some of our most complex organs....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Embryonic Stem Cells: The Future of Medicine

- Whereas there are many facets of medical research in the world at the present time, one of the more controversial continues to be stem cell research and more specifically, embryonic stem cell research. The percentage of groups and individuals who agree or disagree with this science are roughly equal on both sides of the argument. There are many quarrels within this one area including “should stem cell research be federally funded”, “is embryonic stem cell research ethical”, and “is the outcome of stem cell research worth it”....   [tags: Embryonic Stem Cell Research ]

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Human Embryonic Stem Cells

- ... Those that share this ideal, argue that, “An early embryo that has not yet implanted into the uterus does not have the psychological, emotional or physical properties that we associate with being a person. It therefore does not have any interests to be protected and we can use it for the benefit of patients. On the other hand, advocates for this research type argue, “Fertilized human eggs are just parts of other people’s bodies until they have developed enough to survive independently. The only respect due to blastocysts is the respect that should be shown to other people’s property....   [tags: stem cell research, government]

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Potential Benefits Of Using Embryonic Stem Cells

- Potential benefits of using embryonic stem cells There are many applications of embryonic stem cells in both research and for development of treatments and therapies. Research on embryonic stem cell is used for thorough investigation to find and achieve a more complete understanding of complex processes regarding human development, cell division and cell differentiation. [Women’s Health] [NIH 2015]. The information from these research may yield information about the origins of diseases and disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, cancers, many of which are due to abnormal cell division and differentiation [Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center] [NIH 2015]....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Controversy in the Use of Embryonic Stem Cells

- “How can the use of stem cells be so controversial?”, one may ask. If the stem cells are donated out of free will or were going to be destroyed anyway, how can putting them to better use be controversial. Sure, a potential life must be destroyed to save a life, but only before one can tell that it is a human. Should the use of stem cells for medical research and use be regulated. These questions and more will be discussed and pondered throughout this paper. A stem cell is defined as a cell that can change into a different type of cell....   [tags: miracle cells, genetic research]

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The Human Embryonic And Adult Stem Cells

- Stem Cells It is a well known fact that so many people suffer from accidents that leave them paralyzed for life. When trapped in a wheelchair forever, life can look very inaccessible. However, there is hope for these victims. Although it is debatable, stem cells offer the solution to not only broken spinal cords but to many other injuries. You may ask what are stem cells. Well Stem cell are cells that have the ability to continuously divide and differentiate (develop) into various other kind(s) of cells/tissues....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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The Therapeutic Potential Of Embryonic Stem Cells

- The a priori position of support for the public funding of scientific and biomedical research surrounding human embryonic stem cells is inherently hinged upon the promise of innovation for the clinical benefit of therapeutic potential, the potential provision of life-altering therapies for the altruistic amelioration of debilitating and devastating conditions, and the potential for improvement of quality of life, which leads to realizing and embarking upon the quest for curative therapies. While this optimistic perspective lends itself well to the exploration of the potential for the advancement and eventual implementation of innovative biomedical technology into clinical practice, several f...   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Embryonic Stem Cells and Adult Stem Cells

- Embryonic stem cells are a different class of stem cells. ‘Stem cells’ are primitive cells with the capacity to divide and give rise to more identical stem cells or to specialize and form specific cells of somatic tissues. However, two types of stem cell can be distinguished: embryonic stem cells (ES): can only be derived from pre‐implantation embryos and have a proven ability to form cells of all adult tissues (termed ‘pluripotent’). ‘Adult’ stem cells, which are found in a variety of tissues in the fetus and after birth and are, under normal conditions, more specialized, which is revered to as “multipotent.” The embryonic stem cells can assist with tissue replacement and repair....   [tags: genetic engineering and health]

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Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells

- Stem cells could be the beginning of a whole new world, but are you for or against it. According to Wikipedia, stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate to become specialized cells. These cells can also divide to produce more stem cells. Scientists have found ways to use these cells to benefit others. There are several places in which these stem cells can be extracted. However, the topic is very controversial because there are two types of stem cells; adult stem cells, and embryonic stem cells....   [tags: destruction of an embryo, unethical]

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Uses for Embryonic Stem Cells

- Embryonic stem cells can cure almost any disease. The world, at this moment, has a popular and widespread belief that that researching on embryonic stem cells is immoral and wrong. The research has a goal to find many cures for vast amount of diseases including diabetes and parkinson's. The problem with the research is how the cells are harvested. When the mother of a baby under 10 days old aborts the child, the fetus is taken and the embryos that hold the stem cells are harvested for use in research....   [tags: genetic engineering and health]

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Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells

- According to Nancy Reagan, “Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to alleviate so much suffering. Surely, by working together, we can harness its life-giving potential.” The increase in understanding of what is possible with stem cells, has led the topic of stem cell research to become one of the biggest social issues of our time. Over the last couple of decades, it has come down to two main types of stem cells: embryonic and those derived from adults. This is where the lines are drawn and arguments break out, because of personal morals and ethics....   [tags: health research, genetic technology]

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Embryonic Stem Cells Research

- 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....   [tags: Biology]

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Embryonic Stem Cells Research

- 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 stage of the fetus. In this paper we are going to discuss the total aspect meaning: how the government takes playThe intention of this research paper is to inform about the benefits of animal testing for humankind through the development of medical treatments and the quality of life throughout history....   [tags: Biology, Science Experiment]

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The Debate Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- After reading Reagan’s speech, the prospect of stem cell therapy sounded promising and I was left wanting to find out more information about the specifics to his broad claims about “the future of medicine.” Following up with Doerflinger’s rebuttal, however, immediately made me much more skeptical and less optimistic about Reagan’s argument. In all, each piece not only offered separate viewpoints but also exemplified alternate methods of presenting a rebuttal argument. Reagan’s argument is that embryonic stem cells can be used to cure a variety of debilitating illnesses....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Is Embryonic Stem Cells ( Es ) Are Derived From Embryos?

- a) Embryonic stem cells (ES) are derived from embryos. It originated from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst that formed 5-7 days after fertilisation. The ES cells have ultimate self-renewal ability and are capable of differentiating into any of the ~240 different cell types in the human body. To isolate ES cell, the intact inner cell mass need to be separated from outer layer by selective antibody-binding method. The isolated inner cell mass is then disaggregated and cultivated on a feeder layer of mitotically inactivated fibroblast cells, who is able to maintain pluripotent in the culture over numerous passages....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Role in Inducing and Maintaining the Pluripotency of Mice Embryonic Stem Cells

- Several members of the zinc finger family of proteins are key components in the transcriptional network maintaining pluripotency in embryonic stem cells. The mouse zinc finger protein 322a (Zfp322a) is expressed in embryonic stem cells and the ICM. Thus Ma et al. 2014 hypothesized that Zfp322a functions as a transcription factor in mice. Ma et al. (2014) discovered that Zfp322a is an irreplaceable transcription factor which enhances the reprogramming ability of OKSM (Oct4,  Klf4, Sox2, and c-Myc) and can replace Sox2 in OKSM in the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)....   [tags: zinc finger, mouse stem cells ]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ethical Or Unethical?

- Embryonic Stem Cell research ethical or unethical. Embryonic stem cell research occurs for the advancement in the field of medicine to cure fatal diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, cancer, stroke, tumors, burns, lung disease, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and etc. Embryonic stem cells are mostly taken from in vitro fertilization, where the sperm and egg gets fertilized outside the living body in a Petri dish in a laboratory. Embryonic stem cells are the embryoblasts derived from a blastocyst, embryo in an early stage of development after fertilization, which can turn into an organism....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Embryonic Stem Cells And Its Effects On Human Beings

- Stem cells are cells that can form into any type of cell. They are found in bone marrow, embryos, fetuses, and blood from the umbilical cord. Early in development, a human embryo is made up of a hollow ball of cells called a “blastocyst”. Blastocyst cells divide and eventually develop into all of the tissues and organs of a human being. This is a process called “differentiation”. Embryonic stem cells can be grown in the laboratory from blastocysts and made to differentiate into nerve, liver, muscle, blood, and other cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Cell]

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Embryonic Stem Cells

- Embryonic cells should be allowed to be used because of the medical benefits they provide. They can be used to cure diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, traumatic spinal cord injury, Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, heart disease, and even vision and hearing loss (nih.gov 2009). There is no problem using them for medical purposes and it is not immoral to use them for this reason. Embryonic cells have the potential to save lives. Therefore, the usage of embryonic cells outweighs the ethical issues....   [tags: Moral Issues]

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The Ethical Implications Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic Stem Cell Research Embryonic Stem Cell research has been a topic for debate in the last decade, it a hot topic to discuss due to the different perspectives, for example, one can view the embryonic stem cell research from a legal point of view, from an ethical standpoint of view, and from a sociological viewpoint. All of these perspectives clash with one another, is it legal to do this kind of medical research. Is it morality right. Is science messing with God’s natural law. Who benefits from this kind of research....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Embryonic Stem cells

- Introduction Stem cells are undifferentiated cells found in multi-cellular organisms that can proliferate by mitosis to produce either more stem cells or specialized cells that differentiate into the different organs and tissues. In scientific research, stem cells have been obtained and developed from different sources which include: Embryonic Stem cells Embryonic stem cells (ESC) are pluripotent cells that have the potential of proliferating indefinitely into any of the 3 germ layers of cells - endoderm (which differentiate further to specialized cells of the interior stomach lining, gastrointestinal tract, the lungs), mesoderm (which differentiate further to specialized cells of the muscle...   [tags: bone marrow, mammary gland]

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Embryonic Stem Cells

- Since the advent of embryonic stem cells, scientists all over the world have tried to come to terms with the endless possibilities these cells hold, harnessing them to create synthetic organs, and cure previously incurable diseases. However, embryonic stem cells face much opposition in terms of the ethics involved in obtaining these cells from both embryos and mothers, as well as the possible health risks associated with them. Even so, this field shows a great deal of promise, and should not be disregarded solely due to these issues....   [tags: Biology, Synthetic Organs]

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Embryonic Stem Cells In Scientific Research

- Most cells in our bodies are specialised to do a particular job. Like white blood cells are good at fighting off invaders, but they can’t carry oxygen like red blood cells. Stem cells on the other hand have the remarkable potential to develop into many different types of cell in the body. In addition, in many tissues they serve as an initial repair system, dividing without limits to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to remain a stem cell or become a more specialised cell....   [tags: Ethics]

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Ethical Theories of Embryonic Stem Cells

- Researching the future potential of embryonic stem cells is the new hot topic debate in ethics. The moral objections from two opposing sides clash in a political and ethical battle of who is correct. Each faction tries to define the classification of what deserves unalienable human rights. Likewise, determining what is classified as human behavior such as sentiment, interests and pain has been the ground on which pro-stem cell research stand. Since these embryos share only genetic similarities and no human characteristics, it is permissible to this stance to kill them in the name of medicine....   [tags: ethics, kantianism, utilitarianism, embryo, human]

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Stem Cells and its Debate on Ethical Issues

- Stem cells research has been a very disputed topic among the US. There has been ethical issues concerning stem cell research and has caused friction in its track to its full potential. These ethical issues include the concern of moral status of embryos, in which stem cells are made of and the doomed embryos ands. Religion plays a huge role in the stem cell debate concerning issues with their religion. Several scientist that have been researching stem cells have agreed that stem cells have great potential to cure several harmful diseases like diabetes as well as cancer.Stem cell research should have an increase in its budget and less restricted to further help the research of potential cures...   [tags: human embryonic, stem cells, embryos]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research Should Be Funded

- Scientists unearth new information and techniques to counteract the increase of patients that are diagnosed with rare, incurable diseases. Within the twentieth century, a new technique was discovered that took the world by storm called embryonic stem cell research. This type of stem cell research is at the center of the main controversies within the medical community. It focuses on whether embryonic stem cell research should be funded due to its immoral aspects. The immorality of the research includes killing an embryo that is deemed as a human and using it for its stem cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Cell, Stem cells]

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Should Human Embryonic Stem Cells Be Used For Medical Treatments?

- Should human embryonic stem cells be used for medical treatments. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells found in multicellular organisms. There are two basic types of stem cells: adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells (AMA, 2015). There is a strong medical interest in stem cells due to their ability to ‘self renew’ (divide many times but remain unspecialised) and potency (ability to differentiate into specialised cells) (Bethesda, 2015). Stem cells, particularly embryonic stem cells, have great potential to radically change the treatment of disease....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Cell]

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Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells

- Stem cells relate to the person health of an individual. Stem cells have the remarkable ability to develop into many different cell types in the body. Able to be a repair system for the body, they can divide without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person alive and able to provide nutrients to the cells. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to either remain a stem cell or become another type of cell, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stem Cells

- Content 1. Introduction 2. The unique properties of stem cells and the ways of reception. 3. The application of stem cells in curing the worldwide diseases. i. The effectiveness of using stem cells in diabetes treatment and possible risks of this therapy. ii. What are the benefits and risks of using stem cells in curing cardiac disorders, such as ischemic disease and stroke. iii. How neural disorders, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and spinal cord injuries can be treated by stem cells and what are the fears about application of this therapy on human....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Embryonic Stem Cells]

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Stem Cells: To Live Another Tomorrow

- Dr. Dan Kaufman, Ph. D. an associate professor University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute, has said that, “human embryonic stem-cell research is not only ethical, it is an essential field to pursue to make key advances in biomedical research to treat diseases effectively where there are currently no cures… (thesurvivaldoctor.com).” I believe that stem cell research needs to receive government funding and research should expand in order to completely understand what diseases can be cured through stem cells, and if the benefits outweigh the risks involved....   [tags: Embryonic Stem-Cell Research, Human Cells]

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The Controversy Of Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research, like any other miracle medical advancement has experienced its controversies; but for countless people in numerous ways, stem cells truly have proven to be a miracle. To start off, the treatments developed from stem cells are plentiful and useful for many illnesses that resulted in fatality prior to this medical breakthrough. Lymphoma, a common blood cancer which infects the lymphatic system, is diagnosed, along with a few other blood cancers, every 3 minutes. These specific blood cancers are expected to contribute to 9.6 percent of all cancer fatalities in 2015 (7)....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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The Ethical Ethics Of Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic Stem Cell Research Science has gone where no one has ever been before, and on the way it has interfered with some important ethical beliefs. Stem cell research is one of the leading ethical problems in the world today. It is the most talked about issue, and it has even made its way to the White House for the president to voice his opinion. Although, many people are not aware of what stem cell research actually is because of the complication of the subject matter, it is important to fully understand to know whether you agree or disagree....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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A Research Study On Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Stem cell research can be a beneficial aspect to the healthcare system worldwide because of its significance in curing several types of disease. In many cases, research scientists have demonstrated that stem cells research can play a dynamic role by treating patients with different types of illness. In addition, it has been view as the new upcoming treatment in the health care system that is capable of easing many type of uncommon diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord disease, Parkinson disorder, Lou Gehrig disease, and others....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Controversy Stem cell therapy is a controversial topic that falls on the list of things not to discuss over thanksgiving dinner, very much like religion and politics. While the potential of stem cell research and therapy stand to make leaps of progression in cures for disease like Cancer and Alzheimer’s; Pros, Cons and morality still surround the issue. You really cant discuss the pros and cons of something without first knowing the topic. Personally I feel that many individual strong stances on this issue are based on myth rather than fact....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Research Study On Stem Cell Research

- My research question is: “Is stem cell research demoralizing to the human race?” I chose this question because we just studied stem cells in Biology 2 and I was very interested from day one. And I can not make up my mind as to if it is morally right or wrong, so I figured it would be a good topic to research further… “Frequently Asked Questions.” Stem Cell Basics: Introduction on Stem Cell Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Sept. 2015. This website provides the basics of stem cell research. There is no single contributor....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Embryonic Stem Cells Should NOT Be Used for Cloning

- Cloning has been an ethical and moral issue since the idea was first developed. There are many uses for investigating into this technology and many diseases that can be cured once the technology is understood. However, many of the methods in which the technology is developed and many of the uses of the technology destroy lives and only do harm. Much good can come from cloning and stem cell research, but we must be careful as to how we use this powerful technology. A stem cell is an unspecified cell that can regenerate itself and also turn into more specific types of cells that do more specific functions in the body (skin cells and blood cells for example)....   [tags: Cloning Ethic Moral Argument, stem cell research]

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Research And Potential Benefits Of Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research has been grabbing attention and debate from the scientific community as well as in the media. Although the application of stem cells is not limited to regenerative medicine, a great majority of scientists believe that stem cell research could be a promising source to replacing damaged neurons causing movement disorders which often occur post-stroke (1). Stem cells are not a new discovery; In fact, scientists have known of the existence of these self-renewing, unspecialized cells for over a century (1)....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Stem Cell Research Should Be Allowed For The Potential Of The Recovery Of Organs

- At age six, Paizley Carwell-Bowen had a stroke and was diagnosed with sickle –cell anemia, a disease when red blood cells from an irregular sickle shape which makes it difficult for certain parts of her body to gain oxygen. Now she is as happy go lucky as every other girl thanks to the donation of blood stem cells created by stem cell researchers (Lenzer 30-36). Stem cells are known to have the ability to renew them through a form of cell division and to specialize in a diverse range of cells. Researchers believe that they can harness these cells for the benefit of medical science where they could help the ill with an incurable disease....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Funding Stem Cell Research : A New Field Of Innovative Medicine

- Funding stem cell research will allow medical research to advance and create a new field of innovative medicine. People often question the use of stem cells due to the ethical concern of embryonic use. Despite ethical concerns people don’t realize that the benefits weight out the cons of the use of an embryo and its cost. Researchers have proven that the use of stem cells has allowed them to find ways to decrease cardiac disease on patients, but they haven’t been able to progress due to a decrease in funds....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Embryonic Stem Cells Have the Potential to Greatly Influence Society

- Embryonic Stem Cells Have the Potential to Greatly Influence Society Spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and hundreds of other rare immune system and genetic disorders can all be cured by the continued use of stem cell research (White). One of the most controversial topics in our community today is the use of embryonic stem cells. This topic relates to everyone because continued research holds future possibilities that could save loved ones from life-threatening diseases or illnesses....   [tags: genetic disorders, repair damage tissues]

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Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells Hold Great Promise in Medicine

- Stem cells are versatile cells that have great promise in medicine. There are two main types of stem cells: adult and embryonic stem cells. For many years, embryonic stem cells were considered the most useful for research and advancements in medical therapies. Embryonic stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can be prompted to become any tissue in the body. That is why they are considered so important, however, the pluripotence of the embryonic stem cell can also be their downfall. Since these cells can become anything, this also means they can mutate into tumors and other undesirable things....   [tags: research, immune system, transplant]

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Embryonic Stem Cells Research, A List of Topics and Sub-Topics

- ... a) “Embryonic stem cells have formed a pleasing façade with their “potential.” Their five advantages are very controversial including the “potential to form every cells type, their great promise, their rapid proliferation, their lack of rejection, and their usefulness in drug testing and disease models.” (Jean Peduzzi-Nelson) CM: While these advantages have been recognized, they have all been proved wrong and flawed in some way. Scientists too have caught themselves up in the hype of a new “toy” to play with....   [tags: ethics, morality, scientists]

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Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research Scientific research has the ability to help the terminally ill and disabled. Some people find this research is morally wrong. If this research helps people with disease and disability would you condone it. Today in The United States there is controversy facing embryonic stem cell research.People are dying because of the legal and moral obstacles involved in embryonic stem cell research. American citizens with illnesses and disease could be treated if this research was to continue at a much faster pace....   [tags: Embryo Embryonic Stem Cell Cells Essays Papers]

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The Debate Of Stem Cell Research

- Facebook. Twitter. YouTube. Fox. BBC. NBC. Aljazeera. Catholic News. Snapchat, Instagram etc. If you did not post a photo of the food you ate, did you actually eat it. If you did not check in the place you visited, did you actually go there. Media seems to rule our lives these days. Media has the power to transform our values, decisions, and our perspectives on certain issues, even serious scientific views. One scientific issue that is getting a lot of media coverage today is stem cell research....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells, Qur'an]

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Stem Cell Research - Embryonic Stem Cells are Human

- Embryonic Stem Cells are Human       Some parties in the human-embryo stem-cell research (ESCR) debate are oblivious to one basic fact: Embryonic Stem Cells Are Human - which is the focus of this essay. ESCR involves post-conception research, regardless of how well the proponents try to disguise the fact.   It's either a life or it's not a life, and it's not much of an argument to say the embryo is going to die anyway. What kind of principle is that. Prisoners on death row are going to die anyway, the homeless are going to die anyway, prisoners in Nazi death camps were going to die anyway....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Promising Medical Applications for Embryonic Stem Cells

- Promising Medical Applications for Embryonic Stem Cells Special cells that are taken from human embryos, called embryonic stem cells (ES cells), actually possess the power to save your life. The importance of embryonic stem cells rests in their lack of specialization. These basic cells are present in the earliest stages of developing embryos and are able to develop into virtually any type of cell and tissue in the body. Being self-renewing, they offer a potentially limitless source of cells and tissue....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Embryonic Stem Cells Unnecessary for Medical Progress

- Embryonic Stem Cells Unnecessary for Medical Progress Reporting on new research by Dr. Donald Orlic of the National Institutes of Health and others, indicating that adult bone marrow stem cells can help repair, and restore function in, damaged hearts: "Until now, researchers thought that stem cells from embryos offered the best hope for rebuilding damaged organs, but this latest research shows that the embryos, which are politically controversial, may not be necessary. 'We are currently finding that these adult stem cells can function as well, perhaps even better than, embryonic stem cells,' Orlic said." - "Approach may repair heart damage," MSNBC, March 30, 2001 (www.msnbc.c...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Embryonic vs. Adult Stem Cells in Research

- Embryonic vs. Adult Stem Cells in Research   Why is the mainstream media significantly downplaying exciting scientific discoveries with adult stem cells. This essay hopes to adequately answer that question. Here's the scoop: As originally reported late last year in the medical journal Blood, Dr. Catherine M. Verfaillie and other researchers at the Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota, have discovered a way to coax an adult cell found in the bone marrow to exhibit many of the attributes that supposedly make embryonic stem cells irreplaceable to the development future "miracle" medical therapies(Catherine)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Stem Cell Research

- I.     Introduction The desecration of life by use of embryonic stem cells is not necessary with alternatives such as adult, placenta, and umbilical stem cells available which hold promising results. Stem cell research definitely has shown its ability to benefit humanity, but at what lengths. At what cost. America along with the world continues to battle against embryonic stem cell research as it results in termination of a human life form. With a clear understanding of what stem cells are and how they are used the evidence clearly shows that alternative forms of stems cells can lead to the same promising results without arising any ethical concerns....   [tags: embryonic stem cells]

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Stem Cell Research - Embryonic Stem Cells Save Lives

- Embryonic Stem Cells Save Lives   Special cells that are taken from human embryos, called embryonic stem cells (ES cells), actually possess the power to save your life. These cells can serve many medical purposes and have the ability to benefit people in infinite ways. The importance of embryonic stem cells rests in their lack of specialization. These basic cells are present in the earliest stages of developing embryos and are able to develop into virtually any type of cell and tissue in the body....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]

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Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

- Stem Cell Research What if there was a more efficient way to cure non-communicable diseases other than surgery. Stem cell research could be answer to this. Although, the benefits of this research are high there is controversy when it comes to this topic. Mostly, ethical issues such as the use of embryonic stem cells and cloning. There are many different stem cells used in stem cell research: embryonic stem (ES) cells, induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells, and adult or somatic stem cells. “Embryonic stem cells are grown in the laboratory from cells found in the early embryo” ("Types Of Stem Cells And Their Current Uses")....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

- Stem cells have several potential applications. Stem cells can be used to study development by helping us to understand how a complex organism develops from a fertilized egg. Some of the serious medical conditions such as cancer and birth defects which are lead by abnormal cell division and differentiation will have new therapy dealing with stem cell research. Stem cells have the ability to replace damaged cells and treat disease of extensive burns, leukemia (a cancer of blood forming tissues) and other blood disorders....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Abortion, Rocked The World Of Ethics

- A largely recognized, controversial, and hotly debated topic, abortion, rocked the world of ethics in the 19th century, most notably with the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade in the 1970s. The debate elicited discord in every aspect of life, from the world of science, to the religious realm, to the center of political battlefields, and even within our own homes. It was believed that there would never again be such an ethical plight to consume not only America, but the world- until now. It is with the research, development, and implementation of Stem Cell Research (with an emphasis on embryonic), that the ethical conundrum of abortion has finally met its match at permanently seizing th...   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Ethics, Stem cells]

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Stem Cells : A Controversial Topic

- Stem cells are a very controversial topic. In order to fully understand the concept and the argument being presented, one must know what stem cells are. Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the capability to turn into virtually any type of cell. For instance, if there was a need for red blood cells, the marrow of the bone would produce more red blood cells out of stem cells. However, the body has a limited amount of stem cells and there are some cells that cannot be produced during the life span of an individual....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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A Research On Stem Cells

- This year’s internship will need students to work with a scientist using stem cells. The stem cells will be used from embryos created during the in vitro fertilization. This may alarm some of you, but these embryonic stem cells were going too be destroyed by the companies because the couples didn’t want them or they had been to long in the laboratories. Instead of having them be destroyed, we will use them for improving the quality of life of human beings. As the interns you will have the chance to be part of something extraordinary....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

- Stem Cell Research Pluripotent stem cells are true stem cells with the potential to make any differentiated cell in the body (Stem Cells). These cells can be harvested in a myriad of ways, but the most well known for their controversial reputation are those that come from reproductive techniques and unwanted products of reproduction. In Embryonic stem cells, excess embryos produced during in vitro fertilization procedures are used and Embryonic Germ Cells can be isolated from the precursor to the gonads in aborted fetuses (Stem Cells)....   [tags: Cellular differentiation, Embryonic stem cell]

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Why Ban Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research "The human being is single, unique, and unrepeatable, someone thought of and chosen from eternity, someone called and identified by name." This was the belief of Pope John Paul II (May). Stem cell research has shown promise and success for curing disease; however embryonic stem cell research must be banned because it requires the killing of embryos, there are alternatives, and embryonic stem cell research has had no successes. Shows promise and success Adult stem cells can be found in umbilical cords, placentas, and amniotic fluid....   [tags: degenerative diseases, embryonic cells]

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Stem Cells And Its Effects On Human Cells

- With the potential ability to develop into various different cell types in the body, stem cells and the research into them is important in the continuation of knowledge on how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells in an adult organism. Stem cells allow scientists to learn more about cells’ essential properties and what makes them different from other specialized cell types. A stem cells unique ability to regenerate could make it possible to treat diseases that damage cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Discovery Of Adult Stem Cells And Technological Advancements

- With the discovery of adult stem cells and technological advancements, a new revolutionary technology has been born: 3-D biological printing with stem cells. Senior producer for CNN explained the stem cell biotechnological process as, “ Scientists harvest human cells from stem cells, then allow them to multiply in a petri dish. The resulting mixture is fed into a 3-D printer, which is programmed to arrange different cell types, along with other materials, into a precise three-dimensional shape” (Griggs)....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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How Stem Cells Can Save Lives

- The Trevinos had a rough time starting a family. Their newborn son, Andy, had a rare disease that caused his immune system to be non-existent. Doctors tried to come up with solutions to save his life, but they all fell short. However, they finally found an answer at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. The only possible solution was to have another baby. Andy needed a stem cell transplant. However, the doctors couldn’t find him a match. So, the Trevinos decided to have another child. Once Mrs. Trevino was pregnant, they used the stem cells from that embryo for Andy’s transplant....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Not only do scientists have ethical dilemmas but lamen people do as well. For instance a parent might have to decide between their child’s life or their ethical beliefs. The church is also in debate over embryonic stem cell research. Most religions believe that this type of research is murder. As people are becoming more knowledgeable on the subject of stem cells, the understanding of the research is developing, but conflict will always occur. One of the big concerns with embryonic stem cells is it is questioned morality....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Stem cells]

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Stem Cells Research: Revolutionizing the Medical Field

- “Now science has presented us with a hope called stem research, which may provide our scientists with many answers that have for so long been beyond our grasp.” The words of former first lady Nancy Reagan unerringly illustrate the potential of stem cell research throughout the world. Throughout the existence of the human race, we have constantly uncovered the unknown. Learning everything there is to know about ourselves has led to a huge library of useful knowledge that continues to grow. By analyzing the human body, we have been able cure many injuries and illnesses, but not all of them....   [tags: science, organs, tissue, embryonic cells]

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Stem Cells Can Extend Human Life By Over Two Hundred Years

- Stem cells can extend human life by over two hundred years. “At the Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Pittsburgh, fast-aging elderly mice with a usual lifespan of approximately twenty-one days were injected with stem cells from younger mice” (“Stem Cells…Years”). The elderly mice were injected approximately four days before their presumed death of aging, and the outcomes were marvelous. The mice survived for an additional seventy-one days, which is three times their normal lifespan. “In human years this would be the equivalent of an eighty-year old living to be two hundred years old” (“Stem Cells…Years”)....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Pregnancy]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Advancements in medical technology has allowed for a new understanding of stem cells and further developments in research. The use of stem cells in regenerative medicine may hold significant benefits for those suffering from degenerative diseases. To avail such advancements in stem cell research could see the alleviation or complete cure of afflictions that take the lives of millions worldwide each year. (McLaren, 2001) A stem cell 1 is able differentiate into any somatic cell found in the human body, including those identical to itself....   [tags: use of stem cells in regenerative medicine]

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Stem Cells -- Ethics, Research, and Regulation

- Stem Cells -- Ethics, Research, and Regulation I. Introduction: “Embryonic stem cell research offers both great promise and great peril.” - President George W. Bush, Aug. 9, 2001 Stem cell research is not new but only recently has it become widely known to the public because the benefits of the technology are coming closer to reality; the field of stem cell biology is advancing at an incredible pace with new discoveries being reported in scientific literature on a weekly basis. Scientists first announced a method of growing embryonic stem cells in a laboratory in 1981, but the cells were from a mouse....   [tags: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Regulation]

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Treatment Using Stem Cells

- ... Many people like to involve themselves with something that they do not really care about just because. Other people like to involve themselves in order to push a personal agenda, be it political or religious. When it comes to stem cell research, the people that are actually effected and whose opinions really matter are the investors, the scientists, and, possibly, the embryos. The easiest group of people to consider is the investors. Aside from the people who provide the funds for the research, investors include the people who give their genetic information to the research, including their eggs....   [tags: embryonic, adult, multipotent, pluripotent]

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Extremely Useful and Harzard of Stem Cells

- ... Adult stem cells, adversely, are multipotent stem cells that derive from developed body tissues. They are grown less and slower in comparison to embryonic stem cells. Stem cells' distinctive quality of being able to reproduce themselves and essentially forming into any type of body cell they desire (differentiation) makes these cells both extremely useful and extremely hazardous. Despite their immense uses, stem cells are increasingly controversial due to all of their possible contributions to life....   [tags: adult, embryonic, reproduce, cell]

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Stem Cells

- Introduction Stem cells are a certain type of cells that are classified by their ability to differentiate into different tissues. They are also self- renewing cells. There are three different types of stem cells that have been discovered (Iwamori, Iwamori, & Matzuk M., 2012). The types are embryonic, adult, and induced pluripotent stem cells. Research is currently being done to analyze the potential medical benefits of stem cells. There are also many different ethical questions surrounding stem cells (Shahid & Irshad, 2012)....   [tags: tissue, ethics, embryonic, adult, pluripotent]

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The Path Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- The path of embryonic stem cell research The great debate about embryonic stem cell research maybe over. What is the debate of embryonic stem cell. The debate is whether or not it is ethically or morally right to kill an embryo for a life, to save a life. The research behind the embryonic stem cell(hES cell) is promising though, and we may have found an alternative way of obtaining it because we can sidestep the issue of morality by using induced pluripotent stem cell for research rather than embryonic stem cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Facts About Stem Cell Research

- There has been a debate about stem cell research since 1998 when the research teams of James A. Thomson of the University of Wisconsin and John D. Gearhart of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced the isolation of human stem cells (Farrell). But before anyone should take a side, one must know what a stem cell is. A stem cell is an unspecialized cell characterized by the ability to self-renew by mitosis while in undifferentiated state, and the capacity to give rise to various differentiated cell types by cell differentiation (Stem Cell)....   [tags: biology, embryonic cells ]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: The Pandora’s Box of Science

- There has been controversy surrounding science ever since the first scientific journal was published in 1665. Most people have an opinion on hot-button scientific topics today, such as climate change and Darwinian evolution. Technology and science will forever be connected, and scientific technology has changed countless lives, evolving exponentially throughout the history of time. The average life expectancy has more than doubled from thirty three years old in the Upper Paleolithic Era to sixty seven years old today....   [tags: cells, technology, genetics, ethics]

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Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

- Stem cell research has been around for many years. What are stem cells. They are the base cells of our bodies. Cells that make up our organs and tissues are the cells that come from stem cells after fertilization. Stem cells have the ability to replace cells that are lost and can repair injured tissues. They are made up of two characteristics which are their capacity to self-renew and differentiate. Self-new is when they the cell divide and create more stem cells. Differentiate is when the stem cells turn in more specialized cells that make up our tissues and organs....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Stem cells]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research : The Field Of Medicine

- Embryonic stem cell research occurs for the advancement in the field of medicine to cure fatal diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, cancer, stroke, tumors, burns, lung disease, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and etc. Embryonic stem cells are mostly taken from in vitro fertilization, where the sperm and egg gets fertilized outside the living body in a Petri dish in a laboratory. Embryonic stem cells are the embryoblasts derived from a blastocyst, embryo at an early stage of development after fertilization, which can turn into an organism....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic stem cell research is dealing with embryos that the female no longer wishes to keep. Females having fertility issues can donate their unused eggs to scientific research. Scientist help boost fertility by giving the female a drug which produces more eggs. They then take the eggs and put them in a petri dish and fertilize them. Once the egg is fertilized, then the scientist plants the embryo into the female. The other fertilized eggs can either be frozen or donate them to scientific research....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Stem Cell Research: Should it be Permitted?

- Stem cell related diseases affect over 100 million americans (White). Right now, there are plenty of government funds for stem cell research, and if we continue on the same path as we are now, stem cell research should be successful; however, the ethics used for embryonic stem cell research are incomprehensibly horrific (Stem cell policy). If this continues to be funded, it could have answers to numerous major diseases, including why they are caused, prevention, and cures for the diseases. More scientific research, however, needs to go into more possible solutions, to find a more humane method of treating these diseases that pleases both sides of the stem cell research debate, for the soluti...   [tags: embryonic cells, hematopoietic, bone marrow]

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