A look at how an understanding of the facts behind stem cell research and the possibilities of its benefits can eliminate some of the confusion about this issue and help pave the road for advances in this field.
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This paper discusses how some scientists believe that stem cells are the future of medicine and how stem cell research is somewhat expensive, controversial, and finding funding is challenging. The paper further examines how stem cell research has been proven to help cure diseases and offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat a myriad of diseases, conditions, and disabilities. It therefore contends that the funding for stem cell research is vital in finding new and revolutionary ways to cure mankind's dilemmas.
From the Paper:"There are many different types of stem cells; they can be obtained in many different ways. Stem cells can be extracted through the blood of an umbilical cord, bone marrow and human tissue. However, embryonic stem cells are the ones that create all the controversy, because they are obtained by extracting the cells from an embryo once it has been fertilized. Some people believe embryonic stem cell research is the same as killing a life, thus morally wrong. The recent article "Obama Signs Order Lifting Restrictions on Stem Cell Research Funding" refers to Dr. Curt Civin, "founding director of the University of Maryland Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, [who] disagrees with those who say embryonic stem cell research is morally wrong [:] 'This was already life that was going to be destroyed,' he said 'The choice is throw away or use them for research'" (2). People who believe embryonic stem cell research is a "morally wrong" issue are unfamiliar with the way these stem cells are obtained and the possible potential they may have."
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