Stem Cell Research Essay

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Stem Cell Research
A twenty-two year old women just found out she had Stage IV Melanoma cancer. The doctors said there was little to no chances of her surviving, and there was nothing more they could do- unless an embryonic stem cell transplant was possible. Although some people may think otherwise, I believe that stem cell research on embryos should be continued because scientists will be able to find a safe solution to curing dangerous diseases, the research won’t be hurting anyone, and it could lead to more scientific breakthroughs. Currently, there are many incurable diseases affecting innocent people. If stem cell research was allowed, scientists could find a safe solution to curing these dangerous diseases and conditions. Some of these diseases are cancer, strokes, blindness, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s Disease, deafness, diabetes, even baldness and missing teeth, and much more. Currently many of these diseases are what cause the most deaths, and have no definite cure. Some people may disagree, saying that there was no way that using embryonic stem cells would cure these life threatening diseases. They only say this because they don’t understand what a stem cell really is. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types. For example, an embryonic stem cell can change into a brain cell, heart cell, skin cell and much more. This easy process can save many lives, but only if scientists continue to do more research, and get support from all the people, who will later definitely benefit from embryonic stem cell transplants. Stem Cell research on embryos should be continued because it won’t be hurting anyone. Some people think that scientists get the embryos by killing babies, but this is not at all true. The embryos used are not killing babies’ because scientists only use embryos that have been aborted. The embryos being used in embryonic stem cell research also come from eggs that were fertilized...
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