Pros And Cons Of Stem Cell Research

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Introduction Stem cell research has caused a great deal of controversy throughout the past several decades. Stem cells are unique because they can develop into different cell types in the body. While the stem cell is dividing, the new cells that are being created can turn into specialized cells, such as, brain cells or red blood cells. As a result, the specialized stem cells could help people suffering from a plethora of diseases, specifically Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the many benefits of stem cells for Alzheimer’s, there are also many disadvantages of stem cells for Alzheimer’s. The advancing field of stem cell research has caught the attention of millions of people, and the advantages and disadvantages will be discussed in depth, to conclude which argument is stronger.

Body Paragraphs To begin, there is a history behind stem cell research. In 1961, scientists, by the name of Till and McCulloch, created the foundation for stem cell science. Then, in 1974 the National Commission for the Protection of
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As previously stated, stem cells are unique because they can develop into different cell types in the body. While the stem cell is dividing, the new cells that are being created can turn into specialized cells, such as; brain cells, to help cure Alzheimer’s disease. What is so interesting about stem cells is that they are unspecialized cells that can replicate on their own through cell division. During certain scientific experiments, stem cells can be manipulated to become a specific specialized cell in the brain. For example, according to Stemcells.gov, “ A stem cell that is manipulated for the brain, can replace dead brain cells, ultimately recreating lost brain matter” (Stem Cell Summary, n.d.). In order to find the perfect manipulation for organ systems, there must be extensive trials conducted to ensure that the results are

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