Embryonic Stem Cell Research Essay

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Research on stem embryonic stem cells

We live in a world where genetic sciences have gone beyond laws, and past the imagination. We have come to a point where we don’t know anymore what is right, and what is wrong. We have to decide. In fact, studies are made on embryonic stem cells that for now have the purpose to better our overall health. These stem cells are extracted from extra IVF embryos; they are used and destroyed. While it’s true that this research could cure serious illnesses as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and orphan diseases for example; however, it’s also true that ending a potential life is immoral and illegal. We could definitely find an alternative to the embryonic stem cells to develop the science. An embryo is a life.
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No one gave us the right to take advantage on him and then kill him, and as noted in experiment-resources.com: “humans should not be trying to play God”. Fortunately, most of the leaders in the world share this same opinion. During long years, governments of developed countries weren’t certain of what to do about this subject. They took different positions depending on the techniques that were used: if the embryo was an extra IVF embryo or if it was created on that purpose; and on the consequences the researches would have on him. Today, according to www.bionetonline.org , most of European countries such as France, Germany or Spain do not allow embryonic stem cell researches. In United States, during Bush’s administration, during 8 years, federal funding were not given for embryonic stem cells researches. Indeed, in a letter to the House Members, NIH Director Zerhouni said: “the president’s position is still predicated on his belief that taxpayer funds should not sanction or encourage further destruction of human embryos that have at least the potential for life”. Now, according to an article in About.com: U.S Liberal Politics titled: Pros& Cons of Embryonic Stem Cell Research“ President Obama have lifted the federal funding ban for embryonic stem cell research”. But still, laws are very clear, and even if using embryonic cells is allowed, credible sources such as Wikipedia declare that ”the creation of a human embryo