This paper argues that by taking a restrictive stance towards stem cell research, the United States threatens its position as the world leader of scientific advancement.
# 117330 | 1,034 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 |
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The paper explains the position of those who believe that stem cell research may not benefit from the destruction of human life. The paper then refutes the standard arguments used by these activists against stem cell research. The paper goes on to argue that while the United States government continues to drag its heels on funding stem cell research, other countries have forged ahead with full funding, attracting the top scientists of the world. The paper contends that this will leave the United States behind in what will eventually become the foundation of medical treatment.
From the Paper:"Since human embryonic stem cells were first isolated in 1998, stem cell research has been both a promising field of scientific research and one of the most controversial issues around. During this time, the Unites States government has adopted one of the world's most restrictive policies toward stem cell research. Many of those in the government, including the president, claim that those who promote stem cell research are being disingenuous in touting its possibilities and say that there is no real evidence that stem cell research will ever produce effective results. However, this is in itself a disingenuous claim made by people who are less qualified to make such judgments. Scientists have already made promising advances in the field."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Kruse, L. (2006) Stem Cell Research: The Basics. Web Site: http://www.foxreno.com/stemcells/6681340/detail.html
- Singh, A. (2006, November 20) Cancerous Stem Cell Source of Colon Cancer: Study. The Money Times, http://www.themoneytimes.com/articles/20061120/cancerous_stem_cell_source_of_colon_cancer_study-id-102181.html.
- Webb, S. (2006, December 1) Navigating the Stem Cell Research Maze. Science Magazine, http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_development/previous_issues/articles/2006_12_01/navigating_the_stem_cell_research_maze/(parent)/68
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