Against Embryonic Stem Cell Cloning
Research on stem cells is knowledge constantly being explored about how an organism evolves from a single cell and how cells in good condition are put in place of cells that no longer work. The outcome that is anticipated from doing this research is that if scientist can fine tune stem cells into regular cells like blood or heart muscles and put it back into the body, then possibly they may find a cure for some of the widespread diseases that exist in our world today such as diabetes, leukemia, and many more by replacing those weak cells with youthful cells. Eventually this research might lead to realistic, reasonably priced ways to get rid of many diseases through DNA engineering but is it really worth risking lives if the reality is only a possibility? There must be other ways to find a cure without extracting stem cells.
Stem cells are astonishing in the fact that they can be used to treat a profuse amount of deadly diseases including Leukemia, Diabetes, and Parkinson’s. The two main types of bodily stem cells are: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. In an embryo, stem cells can separate into all of the specific embryonic tissues. In adult structures, stem cells and parent cells act as a repair system for the body, mending specialized cells, but also maintaining the normal loss of important nurturing organs, such as blood, skin, or intestinal tissues.
Embryos are essentially human life and should be valued as such. Those who value human life from the point of conception, oppose embryonic stem cell research because the extraction of stem cells from this type of an embryo requires its destruction. In other words, it requires that a human life be killed. Some believe this to be murder.
Others argue against such research on medical grounds. Mice treated for Parkinson's with embryonic stem cells have died from brain tumors in as much as 20% of cases. Embryonic stem cells stored over time have been shown to create the...