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.
All humans, even those in the embryonic stage, are created by God and deserve our protection and respect. Also, it is not even verified that these cells can live up to the expectations of scientists, and in addition to committing murder for what is based on pure speculation, there are health risks involved in transplanting stem cells, since the cells have the possibility of passing viruses and even turning cancerous. Furthermore, scientists are cloning embryos in order to overcome tissue rejection during cell transplants and this will inevitably lead to human cloning (Stem Cells). Therefore, embryonic stem cell research should not be legalized and continued since it is morally wrong, dangerous, and may even lead to
Embryonic Stem Cell Reasearch Paper Ryan Kerr English 1 February 18, 2009 Embryonic Stem Cells Hi, I’m Ryan Kerr. I have Parkinson’s disease, and I hear that it can be cured by embryonic stem cells. There is one thing that is stopping me from getting cured. The government has put bans on the research for the development for embryonic stem cells, and most people are opposed of this idea of happening. I’m here to say that it should be allowed, so that more people like me can be cured.
The embryo is not some pre-human cellular blob with no purpose. From the moment of conception, an embryo contains the genetic makeup of a human being. When an embryo's inner stem cell mass is removed, it is essentially killed. In this writer’s opinion, embryonic stem cell research should be more properly called “embryo sacrificial research” because it is much like Abraham sacrificing his son Isaac in the book of Genesis. The next question to be posed to the public is, “Are there any other effective alternatives to embryonic stem cell research?” To the surprise of many it is in the area of adult stem cell research that has documented the most clinical success.
Conflicts of Altruism to Profit Lora Ririe Biology Abstract Altruism and profit are two forces that deeply influence research. As can been seen with the HeLa cells, the research began as an altruistic project but then progressed to a profit gaining product. If all scientific experiments and research were conducted for profit, immorality would occur. On the other hand, if all research was based on altruism, hardly any progress in the scientific field would be made due to lack of funding and protests. However, the risks of profit lead research can be seen in Southam’s experimentations and skin cream products today.
In the future, most medical researchers anticipate being able to use technologies derived from stem cell research to treat a variety of diseases and impairments. Spinal cord injuries and Parkinson's disease are two examples that have been championed by high-profile media personalities (for instance, Christopher Reeve and Michael J. Fox, who have lived with these conditions, respectively). The anticipated medical benefits of stem cell research add urgency to the debates, which has been appealed to by proponents of embryonic stem cell
Cloning seems like such an amazing thing to discover; the power over DNA manipulation might have baffled us and gotten us excited, but it is not something that is ethical. If the ability to modify the DNA of human beings is allowed to be practiced, there will be no end to what unnatural thing we will do. The technological advances that have been made in health have benefited us immensely but neither therapeutic nor reproductive cloning are wise uses of our new found knowledge. There is no doubt that with this technology, we will soon want to design our unborn children. When this becomes possible, it will not only change the process of child conception into a manufacturing process but also segregate the designer children and the naturally conceived children into two separate social classes that will eventually segregate the
In this interview I learned what embryonic stem cells are, where do they come from, what are they used for, and why they mainly excite scientists versus adult stem cells. I also asked whether my uncle was in favor or opposed embryonic stem cell research. According to my uncle, “I support embryonic stem cell research because it has got so much promise. Damaged tissues cause so many diseases. Cells that can
Treatments: Bone marrow transplant is the only known cure for sickle cell disease. Transplants are complex and risky procedures and currently are an option only for a carefully selected subset of patients with severe complications. To be eligible, a child would need bone marrow or stem cells from a "matched" donor with a low risk of rejection. Even then, the procedure has significant risks and there's always the chance of rejection of the transplanted marrow. But even without a cure, kids with sickle cell disease can lead relatively normal lives.
Universal Health Care in America The benefits of universal health care (also called socialized medicine) have been debated for many decades. Other industrialized nations are very successful with this type of health care, but the United States government finds it risky and too difficult to handle. Although the expenses for universal health care may have to be paid with higher taxes or spending cuts in other areas controlled by the government (i.e. defense, education, etc. ), universal health care is necessary for many reasons, including the option of developing a centralized national database which makes diagnosis and treatment easier for doctors.