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A Cure Out of Reach Losing a loved one to cancer or other fatal disease can be emotionally painful. What if there were ways to treat these health problems? The key to curing these fatal diseases lies in the research of stem cells. If the research on stem cells is allowed to continue, scientists will be very close to curing life threatening illnesses, and other health complications. The federal governments’ tight restrictions on stem cell research has done nothing but hold back advances in medical cures and given a false sense of hope to spine injury as well as other sick patients. State governments should allow the public to vote on this issue locally by the initiative and referendum process. This would ensure the belief that the citizens decide what the ethical decision is. Human stem cells can be compared to a blank microchip that can be programmed to perform any desired task. When placed in a damaged area of the body, stem cells can act as a repair system; they can divide and replenish other cells as long as the host is alive. If stem cells are placed in the spinal cord of a paralyzed individual, the cells will bond to the damaged tissue and slowly regenerate new cells. These advances in stem cell research have opened new doors for medical cures. Scientists have the ability to possibly
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENC 1101 taught by Professor Scaffetti during the Fall '06 term at Broward College.

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