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The Ethics of Stem Cell Research.

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THE ETHICS OF STEM CELL RESEARCH To begin with the ethics of the stem cell research, let's just talk about what are stem cells. Well, (stem cells are the cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. They can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cell as long as the animal still alive.)-http://stemcells.nih.gov There are two types of stem cells. Those that are totipotent stem cell (embryonic stem cell-ES cell) and tissue restricted stem cell (or Pluripotent stem cell). Embryonic stem cells can rise to all different types of cells in the body. But the Pluripotent stem cells can not rise to the cells those needed to develop fetus. All above seems to be normal cells in our body. Why are doctors and scientists so excited about stem cells? Stem cells have potential in many different areas of health and medical research. ...read more.


-- 21/sep/2003, BBC news. The scientists are using the potential of stem cell that will create all types of cells to create part of the human body to cure cancer and birth disease. ("Scientists believe that stem cells offer a realistic hope of treatments for Parkinson's disease.") ("Stem cells are the body's "master cells", and could be transformed into new brain cells to replace those lost to illness. ") --Dr Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center It seems that every breakthrough of stem cell research is a break though of pharmacy. All these development of the technology on stem cells are seemed to be the great improvement of human. But, it also brings the greatest problem of ethics. After the stem cells are planted into the recipient's body, the problem of rejection would come out, and the new cells would be dead. As a result, the recipient's body would need to use powerful anti-rejection---- drugs. ...read more.


Well, we all know that if this research continues on. We'll finally be able to cure cancer and birth disease-which are almost impossible to cure at the moment. When people have kidney cancer, volunteers contribute kidneys to them. If the stem cell technique matures. Can you say that we can not use the embryonic stem cell because that the embryonic didn't volunteer to contribute the cell, which means that we rather let the volunteer lost a kidney than a small cell? "If you believe god creates human, you should also believe that god gives human the ability to study science, to change the environment, to change the world."--- <<The 6th day>> Remember, science is never evil. People can't stop the improvement of technology. We should believe, although scientist brings the nucleus weapon while studying the nuclear technology, we are using electricity everyday from nuclear power station? ...read more.

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