Cell Research : The Bioethical Debate Essay

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Stem Cell Research: The Bioethical Debate
Medical technology is accelerating at the fastest rate the world has ever seen. Everyday there are new methods of treatment that make past treatments irrelevant and outdated. Stem cell research has been a debated topic for the past few decades. People argue that stem cell research is immoral because you’re essentially ending a possible life, an embryo, in order to save and treat many lives. Stem cell research needs to be funded and practiced. If it means a handful of potential, undeveloped life, must be forfeited in order to save many lives then it is a sacrifice the human race must make. Stem cells have the potential to treat hundreds of impairing diseases, and with recent advances in stem cell research have been reducing the chances of embryotic destruction drastically. There are a few different types of stem cell research, and some don’t even involve to destruction of an embryo at all. The biggest problem of stem cell research is that people aren’t educated enough about the topic to provide their support. Ignorance is the downfall of stem cell research.
Education of stem cells is essential. According to the National Institutes of Health, stem cells are defined as cells that “have the potential remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system” (“What are Stem Cells and Why are They Important”). The…

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