Stem Cell research Controversy
Stem Cell Research: Do you support it? Why or Why not?
posted over 5 years ago
July 5th, 1996 was one the greatest days in the history of science. Scientists succeeded in cloning a sheep from adult somatic cells by using nuclear transfer. And, a beloved and well-known “Dolly” was born. The stem cell research (SCR) controversy began when, in 1998, Dr. James Thomson and team were successful in extracting stem cells from an embryo. The ethical, political and scientific debate emerged as destroying an embryo for harvesting stem cell was viewed by pro-lifers as taking a life. It was followed by political debate to allocate public resources for the SCR, while some were against it. And finally the scientific debate that focused on the promises that SCR made yet fall short on producing evidence. Embryonic stem cells are undifferentiated and can give rise to any other kind of specialized cells. The theoretical applications include tissue and organ regeneration, which leads to cures for diseases and cloning.
Do you support Stem Cell Research? Why or Why not?
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