Stem Cell Research Essay

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Yacoub 1 Peter Yacoub Professor Stevenson English 1B 10 November 2005 Embryonic stem cell researching is said to be the possible cure for all diseases, but it is not being legalized because of morals and ethics. Embryonic stem cell research is such a controversial issue mainly because when scientists test the stem cells they would have to use an embryo which may be destroyed, and in which cases, some people believe it is killing a human being. Because of this, scientists are trying to come about the issue trying to find a way to legalize researching on embryos without hurting it. Two research teams have found different ways to come about the subject without harming the embryo. The first research team stated to use the research on an embryo that cannot attach to the uterus, which basically has no chance of developing into a baby. The other research team had a more reasonable way to come about the subject, and that was to wait until the fertilized egg divides into eight cells, then they would remove one of the cells. The research team stated that “the other seven cells would continue to develop, but the removed cells would continue
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Yacoub 2 to develop, but the removed cell could be used for research and genetic testing” (“Stem Cell Wordplay” par. 2-7). Some people still believe that this is still not a good enough method because it may interfere with the embryo’s development. There are many different ways to use stem cell research; stem cells do not have to be extracted from the embryo. Stem cells can also be extracted from cells from human tissues or organs, known as adult stem cells. There are sixty different types of stem cells in a human body (“Bush Policy” par. 1), adult stem cells can only fix the same area a stem cell was extracted from. Embryonic stem cells are able to work on all sixty different stem cells, which is why scientists want to legalize embryonic
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ENG 1B taught by Professor Stevenson during the Spring '08 term at Saddleback.

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