Stem Cells And The Human Body

1421 Words Nov 11th, 2015 6 Pages
Stem Cells
Raven Carr
Governor State University Stem Cells
The human body is full of hundreds of special types of cells that are essential for ones every day health. These special cells are accountable for keeping our bodies going daily for instance making our brains think, hearts beat and, restoring our skin cells as they shed off. Stem cells are the provider for the development of new cells. “Stem cells have the amazing potential to expand into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth” (stemcells,2015). These cells in fact can also work as repair cells in many tissues helping repair cells in any living animal or human. As the stem cells eventually divide they will either remain a stem cell or convert into a brain cell, muscle cell or red blood cell.
Stem cells help serve a great purpose in the human or animals body, “as well as the expectance for new treatments for diseases such as diabetes, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, and myocardial infarction”( ncbi,2009). However, human stems cells bring an ethical issue to stem cell research. “The derivation of the ability to divide into more than one stem cell lines from oocytes and embryos is fraught with disputes regarding the onset of human personhood and human reproduction”(ncbi,2009). Numerous other techniques of developing stem cells bring less ethical fears. “The reprogramming of somatic cells to produce induced pluripotent stem cells avoids the ethical problems specific to embryonic…
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