Controversy Concerning Stem Cell Research In The Medical Field

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Stem cells are non specialized cells in your body that have the potential to create more specific types of cells such as blood, brain, tissue or muscle. Because of their unique traits, stem cells have improved millions of lives all over the world. Over the past couple of years, stem cell research has been getting a lot of heat because of a cloud of controversy surrounding it. As a result, the US government (among multiple other countries) deny funding for it and only the wealthy private labs are able to experiment with stem cells. If the government were to fund stem cell research, there would be significant advances in science medicine that would lead to making the our world a better place. The main issues that cause the controversy is over …show more content…
By using stem cells doctors are already able to help treat a wide range of medical issues such as, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes (type 1), spinal cord defects/injuries, and many more. And there is a direct relationship on the amount research done on them, and how much more effectively we can use these miraculous cells. All around the world, especially in third world countries with inferior medicine, people die everyday waiting on healthy donated organs to replace their non functioning ones. With a little time and funding, scientists say we would be able to use stem cells to fully repair the faulty organs, rather than having to be put on a waiting list for a healthy transplanted organ (Ian Murnaghan). Buying the equipment to needed to utilize this would also be relatively inexpensive so it would be especially helpful to hospitals in poorer countries. Another huge pro to stem cell research, if not the biggest one, is the ability to test drugs on stem cells, rather than live subjects like rats or mice. Another significant example of controversy in the medical and science research field is over animal testing. With a little time and funding, scientists could completely take harmful animal testing out of the equation and instead use stem cells to provide accurate results of the drug’s safety. Among the pros I have explained, there are many relevant examples that demonstrate why stem cells should receive more positive recognition and funding from their countries

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