Stem Cell Research in Michigan Article Review by Nicky

Stem Cell Research in Michigan
A discussion of stem cell research in Michigan, based on the article, "Charges Rampant on Stem Cell Issue: Look Into Claims Reveals Facts Behind Stances of Both Sides" by Megha Satyanarayana.
# 127928 | 1,002 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US


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Description:

The paper examines the article "Charges Rampant on Stem Cell Issue: Look Into Claims Reveals Facts Behind Stances of Both Sides" that relates how Michigan is preparing for a statewide vote on the issue of embryonic stem cell research. The paper discusses the many benefits of stem cell research and explains how the pending Michigan proposal aims to permit the use of embryonic stem cells for research that is permitted by federal law. The writer of this paper is of the opinion that the Michigan proposal is both necessary, but also insufficient.

Outline:
Background of the Issue
The Importance of Embryonic Stem Cell Research to Human Medicine
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"According to the article, Michigan is preparing for a statewide vote on the issue of embryonic stem cell research. Proposal 2 is about an amendment to Michigan state law that currently prohibits any research use of embryonic stem cells. Michigan is one of the few states that actually prohibits embryonic stem cell research; the proposal, if passed on November 4, 2008, would permit the use of embryonic stem cells for research use that is permitted by federal law (Hornstein, 2008; Satyanarayana, 2008).
"Under federal law, embryonic stem cell research may not be funded by federal money, but such research is not illegal. Critics of that distinction have pointed out that the federal funding ban achieves almost the same purpose as an outright ban on this valuable form of research, simply because medical research of this type is far too expensive for private institutions to conduct and relies nearly completely on federal funding (Kinsley, 2007). Most states do not actually prohibit privately funded stem cell research, but Michigan specifically outlaws some of the most potentially beneficial medical research in the field of modern medicine."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hornstein, D. (2008) Big Fight Over Michigan Stem Cell Proposal. Detroit National Politics Examiner, October 20, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2008 from the Detroit National Politics Examiner Online, at:http://www.examiner.com/x-1300-Detroit-National-Politics-Examiner~y2008m10d20-Big-fight-over-Michigan-stem-cell-proposal
  • Kinsley, M. (2007). Why Science Can't Save the GOP. Time Magazine, December 10, 2007
  • Pollack, A. (2007). After Stem-Cell Breakthrough the Real Work Begins. The New York Times, November. 27, 2007.
  • Satyanarayana, M., (2008). Charges Rampant on Stem Cell Issue: Look Into Claims Reveals Facts Behind Stances of Both Sides. The Detroit Free Press, October 12, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2008 from The Detroit Free Press On-line Version,at: http://www.freep.com/article/20081012/NEWS06/810120492/1008/NEWS
  • Talan, J. (2007). Stem Cells Created Without Human Embryos - What Does it Mean for Embryonic Stem-Cell Research? Neurology Today, December 18, 2007.

Cite this Article Review:

APA Format

Stem Cell Research in Michigan (2010, June 16) Retrieved July 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/stem-cell-research-in-michigan-127928/

MLA Format

"Stem Cell Research in Michigan" 16 June 2010. Web. 18 July. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/stem-cell-research-in-michigan-127928/>

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