Pros And Cons Of Embryonic Stem Cells

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“Save one life you are a nurse,
Save a hundred lives you are a hero”
Before going thoroughly into details on the terms of the parent’s decision regarding the embryonic stem cells use for their children health, firstly let me explain exactly what an embryonic stem cell is and what could its possible advantages and disadvantages be in terms of the usage. And if the parents should decide yes or no, what options or terms can they look at in order to conclude on their decision. I will also state how I feel about the issue based on my research and whether the pros outweigh the cons or vice versa.
The Embryonic Stem Cell (ESC) comes from embryos that are three to five days old. At this stage, an embryo is called a blastocyst and has about 100 cells. These are pluripotent stem cells, meaning they can divide into more stem cells or can become any type of cell in the body. This adaptability allowed embryonic stem cells to be used to redevelop or repair contaminated tissue and organs, although their use in people includes curing eye-related disorders such as macular degeneration as well as the expansion of our youth and young leaders in a mother’s stomach.
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It is also considered ethically wrong to sacrifice the life of one human to save another, without their consent. It was also mentioned by the Life Notes researchers that “The stem cells that are taken from people would have eventually developed into, among other things, their hearts, brains, livers, and kidneys and so forth. Dr David A. Prentice in his research says that it is also a disadvantage that we use embryonic stem cells without fully and correctly understanding
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