Stem Cell Research Persuasive Essay

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Stem cell research has become one of the most controversial current topics of biology. This controversy comes from the idea that these stem cells are only embryonic stem cells, and the only way we get them is from the destruction of human embryos. By definition, a stem cells is an undifferentiated cell of a multicellular organism that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation. Which simply means they are cells found in the human body that can create any other kind of human cell, so under further observation, stem cells could cure many diseases. Despite prior ideas, there are actually two types of stem cells, embryotic and somatic (adult) stem cells. To this day, ethics stand in the way of further scientific discovery and treatment.…show more content…
Most commonly brought up is spinal cord injury, with a spinal cord injury the chances of rehabilitation is limited, but with these cells recovery would be possible. Controversy arises in the belief that stem cell research lacks ethics of research involving the usage and then the destruction of human embryos. Commonly this idea is brought up through the idea that stem cells only are only embryonic stem cells. Not all stem cell research involves this, in fact, stem cells can be found in, the embryo, the umbilical cord, and the adult body (such as the brain, bone marrow, heart, liver, and other organs). Embryotic cells can become any cell in the body, because they are pluripotent, whereas the use of adult somatic cells is more limited depending on where the stem cells were extracted (Stem cell basics). For this reason embryotic cells are the most needed for scientific discovery, and although controversial, with more research and discovery the destruction of the embryo would not be
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