Embryonic Stem Cell Research?

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Within the past decade stem cell research has been a very debatable issue within the secular and religious communities. The ongoing debate has been based on the basis of embryonic stem cell research, the moral ethics of it, versus adult stem cell research. While generalized stem cell research can and has led to huge scientific breakthroughs, the benefit from embryonic research does not warrant the risk of potentially killing a future President. So what are stem cells and why are they important, you might ask? Well, stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types during the early stages of growth. They also act as a repair system for damaged cells in areas like your gut and bone marrow. When stem cells divide they have the ability to remain stem cells or change into cells of organs that have been damaged to replace the damaged parts. Until recently scientists have used two different kinds of stem cells, embryonic stem cells and somatic or adult stem cells. “Given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer new hopes for treating diseases such as diabetes, and heart disease. However, much work …show more content…
However I feel that with a little more education and time scientists will find easier ways to obtain somatic stem cells for culture. All of the major breakthroughs have been accomplished by using somatic stem cells due to their ability to adapt and transdifferentiate to other types of cells while avoiding the immune system to them being from that body already. These cells are not foreign to the body as embryonic stem cells would be. To be able to cure Parkinson’s disease and autoimmune diseases would be wonderful but at what price is your life worth more than someone else’s? For me there is no price on life and I would never ask someone else to give up theirs so I can live one more selfish day here on

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