Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy: Pros And Cons

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Stem Cell Therapy Research

There are many pros and cons to stem cell therapy. If stem cell therapy can help patients who suffer from diseases that is no cure then why not use it? There have been cases that have helped patients with parkinson’s disease, autoimmune, alzheimers, heart attacks, etc.. Of course, like all other forms of medical treatments there are side effects: the cells not taking, sickness from the therapy, but the biggest is seen when embryonic stem cells are used. I personally see no issue in using adult or umbilical stem cells. There are families who have children with chronic illnesses who need their umbilical cords harvested so that later in life, the cells can help save them. No, this is not a cure but this is a way to better their life. Sometimes, there is just only so much man can do, we are not God, but we do have the resources He has provided us (ncbi.org).
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There has also been only a few clinical success stories from embryonic stem cell therapy. This is because embryonic stem cells can be easily rejected, just as a kidney can be during a kidney transplant. During this research there have been obstacles. For example, there have been tumor formations, unstable gene expression, and an inability to stimulate the cells to form the desired type of tissue (cbhd.org). No medical treatment should be expected to work perfectly every time or be given without possibilities of side effects, but this specific type of therapy had such high promises behind it that it should be expected to get the desired type of tissue at the least. Some research behind it has suggested making a clone, of the tissue or organ, via embryonic stem cells and then taking the cells from that clone. This would not only take longer, but if the clone is from the embryo and not the patient then how would this help make sure the tissue will

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