Stem Cell Research Argumentative Essay by MT

Stem Cell Research
A look at the controversy surrounding stem cell research.
# 109575 | 1,246 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 03, 2008 in Hot Topics (Stem Cell Research)

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The paper explains how opponents of stem cell research oppose the fact that stem cells come from destroyed embryos, are against the use of germ cells from aborted pregnancies, are against the possibility that cell lines may come from cloned embryos and believe that this research raises false hopes. The paper, however, supports stem cell research since the writer believes that with patience and by taking the proper protective measures for research, we can prevent many problems and can gain knowledge that will help us in treating or preventing many diseases.

From the Paper:

"Stem cell research is one of the most important and talked about current issues. Medline Plus' Medical Encyclopedia defines a stem cell as a "generic" cell that can make exact copies of itself indefinitely. It also has the capability of producing specialized cells for different tissues in the body.
"There are two main types of these stem cells, embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are acquired from fertilized eggs that are left over from in vitro fertilization or from aborted fetuses. These types of stem cells are valuable because there are malleable and can differentiate themselves, which is to become organized and specialized, into almost any tissue in the body."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • International Society for Stem Cell Research. "Somatic cell nuclear transfer." Glossary of Stem Cell-Related Terms. (Online) Available
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. "New Studies Show Encouraging Results With Embryonic Stem Cells," "Stem Cell Research." (Online) Available
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. "Stem Cell Research." Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia. (Online) Available

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