Stem Research On Stem Cell Research Essay

1215 Words Dec 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Stem Cells
“The refusal to acknowledge the scientific value of embryonic stem cell research is one more tragic misstep.” - Lois Capps; representative of California’s 24th congressional district. Stem Cells, whether adult, induced pluripotent, or embryonic, offer huge potential for curing diseases such as Leukemia, Immune Deficiencies, Diabetes, Liver Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer 's Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Spinal Cord Trauma (Panno, Chapter 3). Stem Cell research is both necessary and the most ethical thing to do, this is because of the possibility of curing many types of diseases and having the potential to replicate organs from the patient 's own cells, organs that can be used for transplant, without the chance of the body rejecting the cells. If we have the ability to help people, shouldn 't we, even if we don’t like the methods used to help them? Or do we just let them suffer so we as people can feel better about ourselves? Supporting stem cell research really the most ethical thing we as people can do.
Stem cells were first made possible as a viable way to cure diseases around 1998 when both John Hopkins University and the University of Wisconsin were able to isolate human stem cells. Ever since then they’ve been the talk of many political discussions in many countries. The reason why is that stem cells are usually made from human embryos, unborn fetuses, due to the fact that they’re easier to isolate than adult stem cells. Activists are…

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