Stem Cell Research

Technology has been in the fore front of each of the daily undertaking; everything has a technology appliance. In biology, it has been used in research on human cells which are responsible for daily activities of the body. In 1981, the study of biology in mouse stem cells was started which showed an enormous significance in 1998 (Robinton & Daley, 2012). The method gets cells from human embryos and then makes use of them in medical laboratories. A stem cell is a homogeneous cell of multicellular organisms which can multiply cells of the same type in the body and from which other kinds of cells arise (Ludwig, Levenstein, Jones, Berggren, Mitchen, Frane, Thomson, 2006).

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According to my view use of stem cells in research has unclear conclusions which until today should be deeply investigated. Many of the health practitioners have taken this as an opportunity and add up making much profit through modeling human diseases and offers therapies (Evans, Kaufman, 1981). While this continues, other researchers are researching on the embryonic stem (ES) cell whether it is the right cell to use and whether it will affect their research applications and satisfying potential (Ludwig, Levenstein, Jones, Berggren, Mitchen, Frane, Thomson,b 2006).

The ES cells come from four to five-day-old embryos left over from IVF procedures which are carried out in the laboratory by mixing a man’s sperm with a woman’s egg inside a lab dish. Some of the eggs will be fertilized within five days, and others will divide to become a hollow ball of cells called blastocysts. The embryos are entrenched in a woman’s womb with hopes to become pregnant (Carpenter, Inokuma, Denham, Mujtaba, Chiu, Rao, 2001). ES cell is extracted after an approximate five days in this process the live embryo is destroyed.

During the extraction of the cells, the live embryo is destroyed which is similar to carrying out an abortion. According to religious teachings, it is wrong to kill or rather to carry out an abortion. Also according to the human rights, it is illegal to abort an unborn child. I strongly disagree with the exchange of life for treatment (Carpenter, Inokuma, Denham, Mujtaba, Chiu, Rao, 2001).The government should illegalize this kind of treatment since it is an exchange of life. Researchers should also research on a supplementary kind of treatment rather than stem cell therapies.

I join the world leaders who have previously disagreed to the treatment since it is a way of losing the meaning of human life. Anything that has life should be adored and respected. Destroying a new embryo is similar to killing an alive person. This kind of treatment can also bring lots of complications in human body and one has verified that this kind of treatment is truly an end of sickness point .(Boyer, Lee, Cole, Johnstone, Levine, Zucker, Young, 2005).

It can be concluded that the use of embryo stem cells for treatment is not a useful and supportive method of treatment of the human body. It has not yet been proved that this kind of treatment is truly a genuine kind of treatment (Robinton & Daley, 2012).



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