stem cell research outline - CST 110: Group Persuasive...

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CST 110: Group Persuasive Speech Outline Andrew, Rena, Eyrame, Xiao, Hyun Stem Cell Research Specific Goal: To persuade the audience that stem cell research is a viable medical breakthrough that they can choose to support. Thesis: Stem cell research is a scientifically viable means of providing medical solutions for the future. Furthermore, while there are moral issues surrounding the matter, the potential humanitarian benefits of stem cells may far out weight the consequences of not researching them. I. Introduction: A. Greeting – Introduce members by name and inform of topic. B. Attention Getter – Video?? C. Present Thesis II. Body A. What are stem cells?   1. Stem cells are cells found in most, if not all, multi-cellular organisms. 2. Characterized by the ability to renew themselves through mitotic cell division and differentiating into a diverse range of specialized cell types. (www.dictionary.com) 3. Stem cell field grew out of findings by Canadian scientists Ernest A. McCulloch and James E. Till in the 1960s. B. Types of stem cells.
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1. Embryonic stem cells – those that are isolated from the inner cell mass of blastocysts. a. Blastocyst – a human embryo 4-5 days post fertilization--- only consists of about 50-100 cells. b. Embryonic stems cells are unique and scientifically valuable because of their ability to differentiate into any other type of cell. 2. Adult stem cells - refers to any cell which is found in a developed organism that has two properties: the ability to divide and create another cell like itself and also divide and create a cell more differentiated than
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