Unformatted text preview: Kevin Wang Kristie A Boering Chem C 96 Chem Bio 14 October 2009 Stem Cell Research Stem Cell research and its ethical considerations came into the forefront of public attention in 2004. While the compilation of stem cell research had begun before the 2004 year, the ethical considerations arose when the proposal of embryonic stem cells should be used in the facilitation of research. Stem cells, which can be formally thought of as the basis cells from which all biosystems develops, have a crucial role within the development of numerous living organisms. With reference to humans in particular, there are 100 trillion DNA units that compose and define the structure of the organism. Following birth, the peak rate of development within neural/multipotent stem cells between 5 weeks and 5 months. Within an adult however, there are only two areas whereby neurogenesis occurs rapidly. These regenerations occur within the hippocampus and the olfactory bulb that respectively enable memory and the sense of smell to...
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2009 for the course CHEM 3 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at Aberystwyth University.
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