Stem cells research has been a very disputed topic among the US. There has been ethical issues concerning stem cell research and has caused friction in its track to its full potential. These ethical issues include the concern of moral status of embryos, in which stem cells are made of and the doomed embryos ands. Religion plays a huge role in the stem cell debate concerning issues with their religion. Several scientist that have been researching stem cells have agreed that stem cells have great potential to cure several harmful diseases like diabetes as well as cancer.Stem cell research should have an increase in its budget and less restricted to further help the research of potential cures to diseases like diabetes.
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Donated organs and tissues are often used to replace dying or destroyed tissue, but the need for transplantable tissues and organs is far too much to have available supply. Stem cells, directed to specialize into specific cell types, offer the possibility of a new renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat diseases including Alzheimer's diseases, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. People who suffer from type 1 diabetes, usually cells of the pancreas that normally produce insulin but people with it the cells are destroyed by the patient's own immune system. New research indicate that it may be possible to direct the human embryonic stem cells in cell culture to form insulin-producing cells that eventually could be used in transplantation therapy for people with diabetes.
Prior to President Obama’s election, stem cell research wasn’t as supported as to nowadays.”Former President George W. Bush permitted federal funding for embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) only if the stem cells were obtained from a limited number of previously existing stem cell lines”(Vestal, Christin). This states that only a few number of embryonic stem cells may be researched and only those existing may be used not new ones. “In 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order expanding the opportunities for federally funded ESCR by permitting the