Why Is Embryonic Stem Cell Research Important

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The biggest job of Scientists that study procedures in medical fields and stem cells has always been to find cure for the incurable and to prolong the lives that would be cut short because of these diseases. There have been many different experiments that scientists have performed that seem promising but ended up failing in some way, but right now in this century the biggest medical advancement opportunity is in stem cells. With the help of all the scientists studying stem cells, Embryonic Stem Cells (eSC) can be a great way for the world to further our medical field and to save many more lives than lose them. Stem cell research has come a long way since back in the day. The most influential discovery was not discovered to long ago. This was …show more content…
Stem cells exist in everyone, but stem cells from adults are less likely to grow outside the body and are not as versatile as embryonic stem cells (Arnold). The process of embryonic stem cell research, just like any other research, scientists must have the stem cells to be capable of fulfilling the research. Just like with some researchers performed the same procedure as James B Gurdon, which was cloning, but instead of cloning a frog they successfully cloned a actual human embryo and they had also extracted stem cells from the embryo to use in their stem cell research( Arnold ). These types of procedures were performed back in the 1900s. When researchers get these stem cells, they can begin by injecting stem cells into parts of the body that needs new cells, so what this means is like when someone is blind, researchers can remove dead infected cells and then put in the new stem cells. These stem cells start off as primitive cells that are able to develop into a range of mature cells and perhaps serve as replacements, but this process is really slow(T.A.). The process is known to take lots of time before stem cells can be used to treat the wide range of diseases that it could be able to treat. Now in the 21st century, researchers have found a way to get their stem cells from a more appropriate source. The stance that all stem cell researchers want us to …show more content…
Once again, back in the 1960s when John B Gurdon had cloned the frog, it had led to scientists wanting to finally take it a step farther with the cloning of actual humans. This caused controversy among the American people because they believed it was immoral to create a human being unnaturally. Now, this is also happening with the research of embryonic stem cells. Just in April of last year, a group of South Korean doctors had announced the success of cloning an actual human embryo(Arnold). They have also successfully extracted stem cells from it to use in their stem cell research. With this being announced to the world, people blew up across the globe. The reason behind those who oppose stem cell research and also human cloning is that these cells are the very most fragile types of life in our nation and need to be protected from being used as tools for some scientists research(Arnold). To these people they do not see the stem cells as just some cells in a Petri dish. The people that oppose this believe that these cells are potential life and that the scientists that are just tearing them apart to be implanted in other people’s bodies is immoral. “Human life, no matter what form, has an innate value that prevents others from objectifying it.” This is a specific phrase that is stated in an article written by Eileen Arnold. Many people

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