embryonic stem cell research Essay

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Running Head: EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH Page 1 Carmelita Coto July 22, 2014 Embryonic Stem Cell Research PHI310 Stevens-Henager College EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH Page 2 Embryonic Stem Cell Research Embryonic stem cell reasearch has a longstanding debate history. The 70's focused on research that involved fetuses in utero. The 80's shifted to research of transplantation of fetal tissue into adults with serious medical conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson's, and spinal cord injuries. The latest saga involves using cells from days-old "spare" embryos that are created in infertility treatment process and all are considered unethical and unmoral issues.…show more content…
After this Congress created legislation codifying into federal law guidelines and then proposed by the NIH review panel. Recent debate concerns using cells in the process of infertility treatments. Scientists are most eager to work with them because they can generate all kinds of tissues a body may need and help repair damaged and diseased organs. This could offer hope to millions who have many medical disorders. But antiabortion activists argue against this type of research. EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH Page 4 In 2001 the Bush administration took office and many expected to move quickly toward stem cell research but President Bush directed DHHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson to review this issue. The policy sat in limbo and NIH cancelled the first meeting with the review committee. The support began building among antiabortion Republicans and let to Sens. Connie Mack and Thurmond announced their support for the research.Then Sen. Orrin G. Hatch announces his support and he was against it before. Interestingly politics always is involved. So in the meantime some states not willing to wait for policy sorted out on a federal level and those states are New Jersey and California. New Jersey put forth $11.5 million on budget for stem cell research. California is voting on a budget initiative in November to have similar
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