Pros And Cons Of Stem Cell Research

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The Stem Cell Controversy
What if I told you that scientist are on track of curing diseases such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis? We could end the suffering of thousands, maybe even millions with so called “incurable diseases”. Many diseases can become curable with the potential results of embryonic stem cell research. Embryonic stem cells are stem cells isolated from embryos during a specific age of development known as the blastocyst stage. These stem cells can regenerate themselves and reproduce to form all different cell types of the body.
Researchers utilizing these stem cells requires the destruction of an embryo, making the practice a point of moral, scientific, religious, and political controversy. An abounding amount argue
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The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway.” (Stephen Hawking) There are multiple pros and cons to stem cell research. Some pros might be the innovative idea about stem cell research which is primarily due to the medical benefits in areas of regenerative medicine and therapeutic cloning. Stem cells provide huge potential for finding treatments and cures to a vast array of diseases including different cancers, diabetes, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer's, MS, Huntington's, Parkinson's and more. There is endless potential for scientists to learn about human growth and cell development from studying stem cells. Some cons might be that the stem cells primarily come from terminated pregnancy. Most people who believe that life begins at conception are strictly against this kind of research. “The supporters of embryo-destructive research want to cross a great moral divide. They are seeking not only to destroy human life made in God's image but also to manufacture life made in man's image.” (Chuck
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