The Benefits Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Essay

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“Embryonic stem cell research will prolong life, improve life and give hope for life to millions of people.” This quote by Jim Ramstad is about the benefits of Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Stem cells give us many opportunities to find the mechanisms that help regulate embryonic development, organ maintenance, and cellular differentiation. (Ramalho-Santos and Willenbring 35-38). Embryonic stem cell research has been around for many years. It has proven to be very beneficial to the medical world, but not enough research is being done to further the development which could help many people with muscle loss and deterioration of cells.
Since the 19th century, scientists have been researching stem cells as cures for diseases. It was in the mid 1800s that it was discovered that cells were the building blocks of life and that there were some cells had the ability to produce other cells. (Murnaghan). With this discovery, many scientists set out to find the abilities stem cells were capable of having. The first use of the term “stem cell” has dated back to as early as 1868 by a German biologist named Ernst Haeckel. (Ramalho-Santos and Willenbring 35-38). Stem cells are cells that either have the ability to divide and are able to become more identical stem cells or they could form specific cells of somatic tissues. With stem cells there are two types: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells (Hum. Reprod. (2003). Embryonic stem cells are obtained from embryos. Many people oppose of…

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