The Giver

The Giver

Within the past three years, scientist have made several infiltrations with Human Stem Cells, also animals. These breakthroughs have catapulted the issue of Stem Cell research into the middle of a nationwide debate. Most people have no problem with the research itself, however the source of the Stem cells (adult or human embryos) used in research is the primary cause of the debate. Some people fell that destroying an embryo is comparable to murder, even if the research it promotes may help people with serious illnesses. Other believe that an embryo is not a person and therefore research on an embryo is the same as research on any other group of cells. While private companies are not banned from using human embryos as a source of stem cells, the U.S. government is debating whether or not to fund such research with taxpayer funds. I believe that the federal government should fund stem cell research. Doctors now have three sources of stem cells available to them: bone marrow, mobilized bone marrow or peripheral blood, and umbilical cord blood. Bone marrow has traditionally been used as a source of stem cells, but research is proving that cord blood may be an excellent

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