Legal Issues Regarding Stem Cell Research

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Stem Cell Research Legislation and Legal Issues: A stem cell can be described as the primary building block of the human body and have become important because of its ability to develop into a different cell type. Due to this ability to develop into different cell types, scientists have continued to build up ways to use stem cells to renew or repair damaged tissues or organs. As a result of such efforts, it's expected that stem cell research can contribute to the discovery of new therapies for various medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease. However, it's difficult to estimate the duration of time that it could take in order for stem cell research to accomplish these measures. Regardless of these attempts, stem cell research has continued to generate huge debates and controversies across the world since it emerged. These controversies and debates have hugely affected stem cell research policies and contributed to various legal issues. History of Stem Cell Research: While stem cell research basically incorporates both the human and animal stem cells, these cells are generally classified into three major categories i.e. adult stem cells, embryonic stem cells, and fetal stem cells. The emergence of stem cell research can be traced back to the 1800's when it was discovered that embryonic stem cells could generate other cells. However, first real stem cell research was discovered in the 1900's through the identification that some cells can
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