All stem cells, regardless of their source, have three general properties. They are capable of dividing and renewing themselves for long periods, they are unspecialized and they can give rise to specialized cell types. Additionally, under defined conditions, embryonic stem cells are capable of spreading themselves indefinitely.
Over the years, there have been many controversial issues surrounding medical research, but one of the most arguable topics of all time is the use of embryonic stem cells. Some individuals believe that extracting stem cells from unborn babies will be useful to create new medications or, in most cases, help regenerate damaged cells. Although, many people disagree with the process scientists use to obtain these stem cells. By continuing embryonic stem cell research, scientists are denying an unborn child the chance to live, they are not letting nature take its intended course, and they are not adhering to the religious or moral beliefs of many people.
The discussion on whether parents have the right to decide on the use of embryonic stem cells that are attained from their new born baby is quite an open question considering the fact that it touches religious and societal morals as a whole.
Artificial tissues such as skin are formed using stem cells in the laboratory. As a case in point, in 1990, Gary Stakemiller, an electrician in Orlando received a skin transplant made of skin that was grown in a laboratory (Ricks). Stakemiller needed this graft because over a month earlier, he received burns on seventy five percent of his body (Ricks). The new skin was produced by using a “starter” medium which grows in a laboratory from cells into usable skin (Ricks). It takes about three weeks to grow each sheet of skin from cells, proteins, and nutrients (Ricks).
On February 8, 1951 something incredible to the medical world was discovered, the HeLa cell. It was taken from Henrietta Lacks a patient who had a large tumor and shortly died of cancer after the finding of the large mass in her stomach. Yet, prior to her death on that day of February her physician without her consent took her cervical tissue and gave it to the researching finding that it kept doubling and growing in size making it ‘immortal’. Never had such a significant and powerful cells had been found before. The tissue has been used to stop diseases, HIV/AIDS, understand cancer, these cells have even been through space to see if it was safe for humans.
I do believe that gene therapy is acceptable. With that being said, there is a lot of different things you could do with it, either good or bad. It should only be used to save someone 's life or to permanently get rid of some sort of pain. Like it or not there is research and millions of dollars being put into the gene therapy process.
The slide was then stained and left to steam with malachite green. It was continuously followed up by applications of the stain so it may remain moist for 10 minutes. The slide was then rinsed and safranin was again used as a counterstain. Using oil immersion objective lens of the microscope, unknown #76 had only reddish-pink cells without any signs of spore formation. Thus the given unknown is a non-spore former.
Embryonic Stem Cell Research is Vital The embryo a very early life form, so early it’s not really even a child yet; inside of it embryonic stem cells have form. These cells carry great potential for medical advancement. With them many lives can be saved, that is why the research needs to continue. Embryonic research is worth the loss of some embryos; the embryonic stem cells gained through the process can and have reduced the suffering of many, can be used to create insulin which could one day lead to a cure for diabetes, and can also grow new human organs.
The remarkable study of stem cells haa been improved over the past thirty years. Stem cells are new repairing cells that can specialize into different functions, for example, a stem cell can turn into a red or white blood cell and enact their particular role in the body. A source from Genome Research Limited state, “ Stem cells are pluripotent, which means they can change into any cell in the body.” Referring from the quote, stem cells are able to create new cells, organs, and tissues. Researchers are able to record and collect data based off how the cells operate and their reaction to different diseases.
In every part of the surrounding, in which humans dwell in, no matter in water, land, air, or elsewhere, there reign tiny yet complex lives. The in depths study of these living organisms bring human a face to face consequence with an astounding miracle of the creation of God. The astounding part of the living organisms have led us some understanding of the awe-inspiring structure of every life from as small as 0.0000001 to over 0.1. These photomicrographs unveiled the miracle and astounding lives as illustrated below. This microscope image was captured by Spike Walker.
Science has enabled us to thrive in a world where change is a must if an organism wishes to live. It has allowed for us to bend and twist the world at our feet, even having enough strength to repel the touch of death. Genetic engineering is the next scientific advancement that will stand close in the near future. It has the capability of modifying the food production process, elimination of diseases and disorders, and the guarantation of the best traits in an organism.
Cancer, heart disease, blood disorders, nerve disorders, and many more genetic diseases are affecting millions of people around the world. The more society advances, the more degenerate diseases are affecting the citizens. For a number of years researchers have been searching for cures. With new developments in gene editing, treatments for many diseases are just around the corner. Gene editing with new technology, CRISPR, matches with a specific gene and splits the protein. The researchers then combine the broken gene with a healthy gene. This new healthy gene is now modified and free from the mutation it had before. Although many individuals’ ethics and morals stand in the way of gene editing, this technology affects society in many different
Most people in our society, no matter what level of education that they may have, have heard of the cloning, specifically the cloning of Dolly the lamb, and have some notions regarding the idea of cloning humans. "The successes in animal cloning suggest to some that the technology has matured sufficiently to justify its application to human cloning" (Jaenisch et al.). However, not every agrees that human cloning is a something that should be put into practice (Hoskins). There generally seem to be two basic divisions on this issue: those who find it inappropriate and unethical, and those who find it a reasonable and necessary step in the progression of scientific research (Lustig).