Benefits of Embryonic Stem Cell
There are people who agree that there are benefits to embryonic stem cell research. Scientists believe that embryonic stem cells are more versatile. Although some may argue that embryonic stem cell research is unethical, many of the embryos are willingly donated. According to the associated content.com article # 72918, stem cell research have amazing medical potential; by regenerating cells and organs, it has the ability to cure disease that previously might have been incurable. Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease and diabetes can eventually be treated with stem cell. Currently stem cells have proved effective against sickle cell anemia. The use of the more versatile embryonic stem cells will speed up the process significantly because embryonic can be more easily cultivated not to mention that it can mature in to more specialized cells that adult stem cells. In addition to potential treatments, stem cells can also be used for drug testing. Drug testing of stem cells is more accurate than animal testing. Although there is no guarantee that stem cell can be delivered on all of its promises, the potential is simply too grand to avoid.
Ethical Issues with Embryonic Stem Cell.
Some urologist have mixed feelings over stem cell research. According to urology time; 10/1/2005, Vol. 33. Urology Times spoke with urologist from across the United States about their personal and professional perceptions of stem cell research. Is it viable and ethical? Should the government fund the research or should the funding be left to the private sectors? Louis Galdieri, MD, of West Orange, NJ stated that stem cell research is something I think is promising. The issue with embryos is, of course, a sticky one, depending on where you stand. Ethically and logically, it’s difficult. Louis Galdieri, stated that “he is catholic, so he would tend not to want to use embryonic stem cells if we don’t need to” He continued. If there is an alternate source that would give us the same potential, I would want to do that instead. Lyman R. Brothers MD, of Steamboat Springs, CO, also say his personal belief creates an internal conflict when the stem cell issue arises. “I’m a pro-life person. So I’m torn between ending an embryonic life for stem cell research, but in the same breath, I am also a clinician, and a operative surgeon, and believe we must purse stem cell research to combat the diseases that are beating us”. “If we can do stem cell research, we can cure diabetes and so many other things.
Choosing to support or oppose embryonic cell research is a personal choice. It appears to me that the ethical choice is why many people will either support or oppose embryonic stem cell research. Embryonic cell has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages is that it can possibly cure diseases such as diabetes and other diseases, the disadvantage are the cost of the embryonic stem research. It’s very expensive to finance stem cell research. I would support stem cell research because of the many different benefits that embryonic stem cell research can have on people. The possibility of curing disease that was deemed to be incurable is remarkable. For me the advantages just outweigh the disadvantages. In my opinion embryonic stem cell research will help many people in the near future