Embryonic Stem Cell Research Process

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William Perrin EG468 Week 7 assignment 1 Christopher Reeves was in the midst of a lucrative film career when he was paralyzed from the neck downwards due to a major spinal injury. He then determined to commit his life to helping others by promoting embryonic stem cell research for spinal injuries and other conditions. This research involves killing the embryo for medical experimentation. Christopher is thought by many to be a hero with his committed work he did in stem cell research. I also am on board with their claim. Even if you didn't completely believe in what he was doing, the fact that a legendary actor, who played superman was pretty cool in itself. Since his accident, Reeve made personal progress to regain some feeling, established…show more content…
Those three subjects from stem cells are embryos, fetuses or adults. I believe that embryos stem cells should be allowed and are necessary for the possibility of curing some patients with these diseases. That being said, in order to make embryo stem cells practical for therapeutic use, it would be necessary to create a new stem cell line for each patient that needs treatment. This is illegal in any government-funded laboratory in the U.S. It is being done in places like England and Korea, where researchers are now world leaders in this technology. I also believe fetuses stem cells should be also allowed, but some may disagree especially those believing in abortion. I have the belief that it is worth the risk and the research could lead to faster cures. The last research from stem cells is adults. Research on adult stem cells has generated a great deal of excitement. Scientists have found adult stem cells in many more tissues than they once thought possible. This finding has led researchers and clinicians to ask whether adult stem cells could be used for transplants. In fact, adult hematopoietic, or blood-forming, stem cells from bone marrow have been used in transplants for 40 years. Scientists now have evidence that stem cells exist in the brain and the heart. If the differentiation of adult stem cells can be controlled in the laboratory, these cells may become the basis of transplantation-based therapies. It is because of Reeve that spinal cord injuries and stem cell research are so widely discussed, according to Smith. The fact that it happened to Reeve showed it can affect anyone, even Superman. Reeve did not live long enough to see whether stem cell research could help restore movement to the paralyzed. The research is still in its early days and no one knows what advances it may

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