Embryonic stem cells are the cells which potentially provide life to a blastocyst and lead to the creation of a fetus, or baby. Recently there have been many experiments conducted to extract embryonic stem cells from the blastocyst. With this new research, has also come a huge controversy. Although embryonic stem cell research is practiced with good intents and is designed to find cures for people already suffering or living a limited lifestyle due to health disabilities, what is not always mentioned is that another human’s life is being destroyed in the process. These innocent babies, whether it be considered legal or not, are being plucked from their mother’s womb to be used for nothing more than a science experiment.
While stem cells are removed (along with the embryo) and used for study to potentially save a life, more risks are taken in doing this than many people realize. As one of the biggest arguments against embryonic stem cell research is that the scientists are sacrificing human life, it is a fair
The article is titled and written to speak about how fetal stem cells are no longer needed, but in this statement the author talks about a good alternative way to get fetal stem cells. The next statement makes a false statement about how science doesn't justify the use of tissues from abortions or embryos. With these statements, the authors show how they are trying to fight and ethical argument with science. The greater potency alone is a scientific advantage that justifies using fetal tissues and the inclusion of embryonic tissues is a separate matter entirely.
Embryonic stem cell transplants have been an ethical, social, and legal controversy since the first successful transplant of human stem cells in 1998. The controversy slowed down the pace of any advancements in the life saving technique. Stem cell transplant controversy falls into the same category as abortion and whether someone is pro-life or pro-choice because of the way the cells are derived from human embryos. The use embryonic stems cells have been saving lives since the late 90s, so the discontinuation of this research would be the greatest mistake ever made. Imagine a child sick with an aggressive cancer that is close to ending the child’s life.
The disease raises many scientific and ethical questions. When scientists are studying ethics of Xenotransplantation and consider new technology they overlook many basic questions. They also look over the broad question that raises risks and is difficult to evaluate and is very important to consider. The organ transmission also has many risks. Since transplant patients now have to use immunosuppressants, that raises a risk to the environment.
A blastocyst, which is what a five-day-old embryo is considered, is just a clump of cells that has the potential of becoming a human being but just because it has the potential does not mean that it makes it a human being or that it’s alive. If harvesting the ES cell from within a blastocyst can improve the quality of life for living human beings, and then I do not have a problem with that. The current argument is that destroying human embryos is akin to killing
Stem-Cell research has proven to be very helpful in today’s medical scene, treating and curing disease and illness that are otherwise fatal. Recent cases that have had a child or adult in need of a vital transplant, or treatment, in order to perform daily procedures have been cured with a form of Stem-Cell. Although embryonic stem cell research is a big part of experimenting with stem-cells, it is not the only form of stem-cell treatment. There are many different ways of gathering, transplanting, and even producing stem-cells. Stem-cells show many hope for their health, and ridding them of the conditions that have been a burden, however to others it could be a moral issue, or be against their religion to experiment on unborn children.
Embryonic stem cell is defined as "an unspecialized cell that can become any one of an organism's body cells and are found in embryos that are very young- less than a week old. " Over the years there has been and still are many debates about if human embryonic stem cell is a good or a bad thing. Many people argue that embryo is a bad thing because you kill babies, and you’re taking another’s human life.
The New York Time states ‘‘the destruction of a human embryo is morally wrong… A human life begins at the moment when egg and sperm are united.’’ In the other words, the embryo is a human life and as wrong as would be to kill a human being it is the same thing when it comes to the embryo. A New York Time article has two sides when it comes to this argument, a proponent states the following “Human embryos should be treated with respect …” What's so respectful about scientist destroying a developing human life.
With certain experimental conditions, stem cells can become a specific type of tissue or organ, so a person with a chronic or life-threatening disease has the possibility of being cured (“Introduction: What are Stem Cells, and why are they important”, nih.gov). This research that scientists are doing is groundbreaking. Scientists already have extraordinary evidence that stem cell research is conclusive in some areas. Stem Cells are capable of dividing and renewing themselves for long periods of time; they are unspecialized and can give rise to different specialized cells (“What are the unique properties of all stem cells?”, nih.gov). Why can embryonic stem cells proliferate for a year or more in the laboratory without differentiating, but most adult stem cells cannot (“What are the Lasiter 2 unique properties of all stem cells?”, nih.gov)?
Many people say that embryonic and stem cell research are atrocious acts but both are morally correct. Embryos used in research don’t have feelings, they consist of very few cells, and they are extremely tiny so they are not human beings (Holcberg and Epstein 48). Many believe that instead of having embryos held and thrown out by fertility clinics that they should be used for research and experiments. People could also donate their embryos rather than disposing them (Menendez 19). Religious belief is one of the main reasons people do not support stem cells because people believe it goes against moral teaching
Embryonic research is very fascinating. The embryos have the ability to grow almost anything, which can really advance the medical field to a whole new level. However, the research on the embryos is not federally funded and the stem cell research that was generated from it is about, as far it will go. The arguments used to fight for the research to keep going were both weak and strong. The weakest were the embryos could be experimented with before the 14-day mark because they are not human.
Rough Draft Did you know that the liver in the human body has the potential to regenerate after healing itself? It may seem hard to imagine, but the human body is a powerful thing. However, unfortunately, there are situations where a liver is damaged and cannot make this repair. With these medical cases, liver transplants are necessary.
If someone searches human experimentation online it will tell you that human experimentation can be broadly defined as anything done to an individual to learn how it will affect him or her afterwards. Experimentation on a human being is the experimentation of humans to help find cures and to help fight off things like illnesses or diseases. It can also help provide us with the medicine and knowledge of what medication should be used to treat the injury or illness medication treats things. Like headaches, sore muscles, injuries, and many more things. There is a lot of debate over human experimentation and whether it is right, if it works, or if it is needed at all.
Some economics groups insist about the cost of the process and all the money a country need to clone an animal or human. This is some of the issues I will talk about in this researched paper. As some organizations and doctor says, cloning has some advantage and disadvantage in the medicine. The doctor talked about the advantage to reproduce an internal organ from stem cell obtained from an embryo of an animal.