journal - Ellee Lazarov Med Gen 3/10/09 Those who value...

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Ellee Lazarov Med Gen 3/10/09 Those who value human life from the point of conception, oppose embryonic stem cell research because the extraction of stem cells from this type of an embryo requires its destruction. In other words, it requires that a human life be killed. Some believe this to be the same as murder. Against this, embryonic research advocates argue that the tiny blastocyst has no human features. Further, new stem cell lines already exist due to the common practice of in vitro fertilization. Research advocates conclude that many fertilized human cells have already been banked, but are not being made available for research. Advocates of embryonic stem cell research claim new human lives will not be created for the sole purpose of experimentation. Others argue against such research on medical grounds. Mice treated for Parkinson's with embryonic stem cells have died from brain tumors in as much as 20% of cases. Embryonic stem cells stored over time have been shown to create the type of chromosomal anomalies that create cancer cells. Looking at it from a more pragmatic standpoint, funds devoted to embryonic stem cell
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course GENETICS MED GEN taught by Professor Kessel during the Spring '09 term at Wisconsin.

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