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Why stem cells are considered important? What are they capable of doing?Stems cells are important because they are vital to human life. A stem cell can divide and become a different cell with a more specific function such as a heart cell, a nerve cell or remain a stem cell.Explain the difference between adult and embryonic stem cells.One major difference between adult and embryonic stem cells is their different abilities in the number and type of differentiated cell types they can become. Embryonic can become all types of cells whereas adult stem cells are thought to be limited. In primary stages of human development a tiny group of approximately thirty cells will eventually lead to hundreds of extremely specialized cells that are necessary for adult life. These specialized cells constitute tissues in the body such as the heart and skin. Both have their advantages and disadvantages regarding their potential use.What are the controversies inherent in stem cell research?
One of the biggest controversies dealing with stem cell research is the publics’ response to the unethical and immoral destruction of an embryo after stem cells have been extracted. Many suggest that the act isthe equivalent to killing a potential life. Others suggest that the potential benefits of this research far outweigh the identified concerns and that those concerns are also high priorities and being addressed.Newer techniques are currently being investigated to allow for embryonic stem cell extraction without either harming or destroying an embryo.Does the information in this discussion topic alter your original ideas about stem cells?After reading the information provided about stem cell research I stand for it only if the destruction of any embryo can be eliminated. The overall benefit of defeating diseases and destroying potential cancersin patients sounds great if we can fine tune the process. I admitted that my knowledge of stem cells research wasn’t as vast as some but I have gotten a better understanding of the procedure as well the overall goal behind it. Stem cells can be taken from adults as well but those of embryos provide a better quality and stem cell that can actually learn more specialized functions