Stem Cell 1
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
PHI 103: Informal Logic
Instructor: Stanley Stolte
November 26, 2013
Stem Cell 2
Though, scientific research has advanced tremendously discovering remedies for serious and chronic diseases of human body. Embryonic stem cell research, which is an extension of biotechnology, has initiated a debate to secure the ethical and moral value of human embryo and the impact of the funding policies of American federation in regard to stem cell research.
The stem cell research is the most promising path to curing many severe diseases and disabling medical conditions. It may yield remedies for such condition as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, juvenile diabetes, spinal cord injury, MS, ALS, and certain forms of cancer and heart disease. The stem cell will also help with burn victims.
Stem cell research has taken a whole new meaning on life. The stem cell research in not done only here in the United States but, all over the country. The stem cell are cells that develop into some or many different types of cells in the body, they could be multipotent or pluripotent. The cells serves as a sort of repair system, they can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cells for as long as the person or animal is still alive (NIH). The multipotent stem cells that can give rise only to a small number of different cell type and the pluripotent stem cells can give rise to any type of cell in the body except those needed to support and develop a fetus in the womb (NIH).
The stem cells research was dated back in 1980’s which was done on mice before they tried it on humans to see if it would actually work. When scientist found that the stem cells worked they then went to try it on humans. These stem cells comes from umbilical cords, adults, bone marrow, placenta when the baby is born, and when the mother is no longer wanting anymore