Position Paper on Stem Cell Research

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Stem cell research is a vital necessity for the growth of humanity, especially when it comes to an individual’s quality of life. Due to the fact that stem cells have the power to turn into any different cell type in the body; they have the power to replenish other cells in the body, so long as the animal or human is still alive. When stem cell divide they have the capability of having a specialized function. These functions include: a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or even a brain cell. Stem cells, which are in the blastocyst phase, are able to generate replacements for cells, which could have been lost through injuries, diseases, and everyday life accidents.

There is still a lot of research that has yet to be conducted but is hard to go through with because there is not enough funding. There are many ethical and moral reasons for this lack of funding. However, I believe that we are already “playing g-d” with all the medical advances. In addition, the basis of the medical field is to improve the quality of life. Many people don’t even understand what a stem cell really is and how it comes about and they are ready to disregard the idea all together. This is why there should be more educational services as well to provide people with the correct knowledge on stem cells and their capabilities. In my opinion suffering from various conditions such as AIDS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke can be highly treated or even cured if stem cell research is conducted to it’s fullest potential. Also, if the embryonic stem cells would be thrown out anyways and not used why not just utilize its capabilities to help out the billions of people who are suffering with various illness and disease worldwide.
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