Essay on Media Bias Towards Science

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The natural sciences is a world the general public will either dive into head first to exploit research out of fear and ignorance or to coexist with and celebrate recent advancements and discoveries. Whether or not the public stands and cheers or sulks and cries is entirely dependent on the accessibility of information and data that is available for public discretion and evaluation. People remain ignorant about many scientific advances that have paved the path for potential scientific solutions in major areas including cancer research, prenatal health, pediatric medicine, and genetics. However, sometimes the disregard for the aforementioned scientific triumphs is not entirely the fault of the public. The media has an incredible influence…show more content…
According to Wikipedia.org, amniotic stem cells are “multipotent” cells that are “able to differentiate into various tissues and are useful for future human applications.” In other words, these stem cells float around in the protective amniotic sack surrounding the embryo and can be extracted safely through amniocentesis without any harm to the embryo and then manipulated to form various types of cells. As described by the articles, amniotic stem cells have a variety of advantages and in perception, are a solution to several ethical issues that have evolved because of furthering research in stem cells. The articles both highlight the use of amniotic fluid stem cells as tools to study human genetic diseases by tissue treatment and analysis of cell cultures. The articles also address the critical argument surrounding stem cell research: the ethical and moral nature of disrupting fetal development by extracting the embryonic stem cells and thus terminating the embryo. Amniotic stem cells provide a solution. According to Kate Torchilin, the chief executive officer of Biocell, amniotic specialists collect stem cells “without interrupting the normal course of clinical care”
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