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Stem Cell Research

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Stem Cell Transplants
Team E
Devry University

By: Team E
Table of Contents
Stem Cell Transplants3
I.Description of stem cell research3
II.The historical development of stem cell research6
III.Economic questions and considerations12
IV.Political and legal influences19
V.Psychological considerations and sociological effects25
VI.The technology in its cultural context, media influence33
VII.Implications of the environment40
The Animal Testing Debate40
Animal Cloning for Food Products41
Effects of Chemicals and Toxins42
Stem Cells and Plants44
VIII.Moral and ethical implications45
IX.Conclusion55
Resources57

Stem Cell Transplants
Even though stem cell research is a new emerging technology, it has already had a major impact on the world. From the common person to the million dollar celebrity, stem cell research has touched many lives. Even if it has not made a direct impact in someone’s life, many people have at least heard or read of its influence on someone else. Most people also have already formed an opinion as to where they stand on the controversial issue of stem cell research and stem cell treatments. I. Description of stem cell research

New treatment possibilities with revolutionary ideas about those treatments are expected soon from researchers. The key to these promises of revolutionary new treatments is the human stem cell. With this key, biological mysteries that have been longstanding could be solved. Diseases could be eliminated and human suffering could end. With a promise of the ability to grow all of our body's tissues through a differentiation process, cells that do not yet have a developed specific function can develop into needed cells for our bodies to heal themselves from disease or injuries. Imagine a world without disease and without debilitating injuries. We could all live longer and healthier lives with this emerging technology. Embryonic stem cells are...