Stem Cells Essay

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After many decades of successful and unsuccessful trials to find a cure for diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and/or Parkinson’s disease, it seems like scientific research has provided us with a hope for these diseases. This essay will address the issue of controversial research in stem cells. This technology offers hope to millions who are victims of a multitude of diseases and disorders. It can be used to regrow limbs, create organs, attack genetic diseases, treat malfunctioning bladders, etc. However, this same technology is also one of the most controversial debates in science today. If you type “stem cells research” into your Google search bar, you will most likely find not only advances in this …show more content…
The paper will then focus on how the public opinion can affect stem cells research and the main factor that shapes different opinions on this controversial topic. Lastly, this paper will discuss regulations of stem cells. Given the number of countries that are currently experimenting with stem cells, this essay will only discuss the regulations imposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Health Institute (NIH), both agencies of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The scope of this paper does not include ethical, religious and/or moral issues.
This paper is addressing stem cells research because this topic gives us, civilians, something called hope. We cannot count the number of doctors/researchers who struggle on a daily basis to find hope for victims of a multitude of diseases and disorders. In the United States alone, 16 million people, including hundreds of thousands of children, suffer from diabetes. There are more than 4.5 million people with Parkinson’s disease, more than 5.5 million with Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly 5 million with congestive heart failure (Kelly, 2007). Being able to treat some of the worst experiences a human can possibly experience in his/her life, provides us with hope for a better future. Moreover, this could also open the doors to new opportunities in biotechnology. Success with stem cells can result in an

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