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Unformatted text preview: 2. When using any of these types of cells it is reasonable to see why it may seem unethical. One of the main reasons I see embryonic is that it involves embryos and to most people embryos signifies something sacred, which is life. When looking into cultures life is something that is praised and many worldviews shun the thought of people playing God. With IPS cells it seems unethical to manipulate cells to do other functions, but I am in no way opposed since this could lead to many break through that we have been waiting for and scientist as well as cultures have been manipulating things for many years. SCNT is controversial again dealing with the whole life issue life is not something that should be played with, but for science if the cells would go to waste anyway it should be fine if it means saving many lives....
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- Spring '08
- Embryonic stem cell, Embryonic stem cells, iPS cells