medical ethics- stem cells

medical ethics- stem cells - reprogram it *can cause...

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How many kinds of stem cells are there? -6 How many applications have there been using embryonic stem cells? -2 Is a human destroyed when an embryo is destroyed? Difference between stem cells and cancer cells : -stem cells: eventually stop -cancer cells: continue to grow and grow Totipotent : fertilized egg Pluripotent : can become any type of tissue Multipotent : can become a cell of given range (ex: bone marrow=RBC,WBC, cardiac cells) Stem cell from Cloned cell ex: -same computer, but take hard-drive out -remove brain and put a new one in -take nucleus out and put a new one in to reprograms Induced Pluripotent Stem cell : take a cell in your body and resetting (inducing a couple DNA factors, so it can change and go back to its original state) -start with a somatic (body cell) and take a virus and put it into the cell to
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Unformatted text preview: reprogram it *can cause dangers (bc virus) Amendment-doesn't allow public funding (can get funding other ways)-renewed yearly Same Boat-both known waste-both morally acceptable Defense of Thesis 2 *natural procreation uses dead embryos as a means to bring about something good (slide 10) *Kant objects to this because you can't use a person as mere means-Harris questions that embryos are not a person, but then it raises the question of can you use tissue for good? Steinbock-there is good reason to think that because people have autonomy and can choose what be done with their property should be respected deceased: was a person, had desires embryo: could be a person, no desires= informed consent to parents Argument of Double Effect- don't know people's intentions-you know, but you don't intend; therefore, you are accountable for it...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 336 taught by Professor Benhart during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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