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Ron Keller Professor Etlinger ENG 103 04 April 2016 The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cells In medicine, a reoccurring problem from the earliest of times has been finding and harvesting new organs in order to keep a patient alive. The most common way this process has been done is by extracting the necessary organs from a donor whose life was recently ended. Now, however, scientists and researchers have found ways to create new and healthy organs by using a skeletal structure of a sick patient, and stem cells that will develop into the wanted organ. Although there are many types of stem cells, the most sought after are embryonic stem cells (ESC) which come from undeveloped human embryos. When the stem cells are extracted from the human embryo, the embryo no longer has the chance to further develop. This alone has caused a lot of controversy as to whether or not ESCs are morally acceptable. Although likely unethical, the benefits that could come from using ESCs provides enough reasoning to use them rather than declare them as a challenge to human morals. Although the use of stem cells is still not permitted in the United States, other countries and institutions have seen successful cases where ESCs played a major role in the overall outcome. In “Stem Cell Research Ethics: An Update,” author Ayshe Ismail, who has an honors degree in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Regenerative medicine, mentions a case performed in 2008 by researches from the University of Bristol and the University of Padua (Ismail). They
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