Stem Cells Research?

Stem Cells Research? Topic: Research bible guide
June 17, 2019 / By Cori
Question: How many of you believe that a five day old embryo in a petri dish, with about as much human intelligence as a skin cell, has a soul?
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Artie Artie | 2 days ago
removing stem cells from a fetus is no worse than removing a heart, liver or kidneys for transplant moments after the heart stops. The soul is not in the stem cells or any other part of the body. If a fetus miscarries or is terminated the soul either waits in line for the next re-incarnation, or it never knew it was alive. If a soul enters the body at conception, when does it leave, just before death, instantly at death, a day later, a week later? If you took a cell from your body and cloned it, would you share the same soul? Cloned sheep seem to live entirely independent lives. The soul is such a mysterious concept. Anyone who claims to know what where and when the soul is, is full of hogwash. Only the lord knows that. And I'm sure he knows that a life un-lived is not to blame for its demise. Freedom of choice is one of his most treasured values, otherwise we would not have the ability to sin. He created us to choose for ourselves. If he chose for us, we would be a society of robots doing his will. If He teaches us right and wrong, why do so many very educated people disagree what right and wrong is? Dont quote the bible. It was written for man by man about God. It is a good guide, but it has been and will be misused just like any other tool. Ultimately you are forcing your beliefs on others, they should have the freedom to choose, just as you do. Some people are vegetarians, should we all be? If killing men women and children for god and country over a piece of land is OK, what is wrong with terminating an unwanted pregnancy, and saving someones life with the fetus?
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Artie Originally Answered: What are Stem Cells, Embryonic SC and SC Research?
STEM Cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell. Stem cells are distinguished from other cell types by two important characteristics. First, they are unspecialized cells capable of renewing themselves through cell division, sometimes after long periods of inactivity. Second, under certain physiologic or experimental conditions, they can be induced to become tissue- or organ-specific cells with special functions. In some organs, such as the gut and bone marrow, stem cells regularly divide to repair and replace worn out or damaged tissues. In other organs, however, such as the pancreas and the heart, stem cells only divide under special conditions. Until recently, scientists primarily worked with two kinds of stem cells from animals and humans: embryonic stem cells and non-embryonic SOMATIC or ADULT stem cells. The functions and characteristics of these cells will be explained in this document. Scientists discovered ways to derive embryonic stem cells from early mouse embryos nearly 30 years ago, in 1981. The detailed study of the biology of mouse stem cells led to the discovery, in 1998, of a method to derive stem cells from human embryos and grow the cells in the laboratory. These cells are called HUMAN embroyonic stem cells. The embryos used in these studies were created for reproductive purposes through in vitro (within laboratory) fertilization procedures. When they were no longer needed for that purpose, they were donated for research with the informed consent of the donor. In 2006, researchers made another breakthrough by identifying conditions that would allow some specialized adult cells to be "reprogrammed" genetically to assume a stem cell-like state. This new type of stem cell, called INDUCED pluripotent strm cells (IPSC. Stem cells are important for living organisms for many reasons. In the 3- to 5-day-old embryo, called a BLASTOCYST, the inner cells give rise to the entire body of the organism, including all of the many specialized cell types and organs such as the heart, lung, skin, sperm, eggs and other tissues. In some adult tissues, such as bone marrow, muscle, and brain, discrete populations of adult stem cells generate replacements for cells that are lost through normal wear and tear, injury, or disease. Given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer new potentials for treating diseases such as diabetes, and heart disease. However, much work remains to be done in the laboratory and the clinic to understand how to use these cells for cell-based therapies to treat disease, which is also referred to as regenerative or reparative medicine. Laboratory studies of stem cells enable scientists to learn about the cells’ essential properties and what makes them different from specialized cell types. Scientists are already using stem cells in the laboratory to screen new drugs and to develop model systems to study normal growth and identify the causes of birth defects. Research on Stem cells continues to advance knowledge about how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells in adult organisms. Stem cell research is one of the most fascinating areas of contemporary biology, but, as with many expanding fields of scientific inquiry, research on stem cells raises scientific questions as rapidly as it generates new discoveries. EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS, as their name suggests, are derived from embryos. Most embryonic stem cells are derived from embryos that develop from eggs that have been fertilized in vitro—in an in vitro fertilization clinic—and then donated for research purposes with informed consent of the donors. They are not derived from eggs fertilized in a woman's body. The embryos from which human embryonic stem cells are derived are typically four or five days old and are a hollow microscopic ball of cells called the blastocyst. The blastocyst includes three structures: the trophoblast, which is the layer of cells that surrounds the blastocoel, a hollow cavity inside the blastocyst; and the inner cell mass, which is a group of cells at one end of the blastocoel that develop into the embryo proper. How are embryonic stem cells grown in the laboratory? Growing cells in the laboratory is known as cell culture. Human embryonic stem cells are isolated by transferring the inner cell mass into a plastic laboratory culture dish that contains a nutrient broth known as culture medium. The cells divide and spread over the surface of the dish. The inner surface of the culture dish

Ursella Ursella
The real issue is that a human embryo has the double helix DNA unique to humans. It is not a blob of protoplasm. The issue is not whether this human has a soul. This is not a religious issue. It is a scientific issue. Since Roe v. Wade, the scientific community has made discoveries which should be re-examined by the courts.
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Scarlett Scarlett
Why does all you pro choice people always have to bring up embryonic stem cells when more success has happened with the adult stem cells. Stem cells can be harvested from body fat. Oh yeah it is another way of devaluing life so that no one can take away your choice.
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Nova Nova
While I do not, I respect the opinion of those who do. I don't think we should force people to fund medical experimentation on babies, if that is how they see it. Many claim to support Stem Cell research, when actually they support the government sticking their hands into other peoples pockets to pay for it. I support stem cell research, I have invested my own money in it.
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Nova Originally Answered: What is stem cell research?
Stem cells reproduce by mitosis and are found in embryos (pre-babies) or in adult tissue cells. In adults they act as a repair system but in embryos they are more specialized to target tissues. They are already used to treat leukemia by implanting them from healthy bone marrow into infected to try to treat, repair and replenish. One thing people get angry about is that with embryonic stem cells, the embryo is destroyed to obtain them - this is one disadvantage. An advantage is the POSSIBILITY (more research is still needed) to treat Parkinson's, muscular diseases, etc. People also think it may devalue human life if we are destroying these embryos simply to keep alive the already living. Disadvantage. Disadvantage would be the horrendous money it would cost in research. Advantage would be reducing the over-crowded population. Advantage would be more jobs in research created. Disadvantage that humans feel more powerful, dangerous to other humans and to animals.

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