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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    That's because embryonic stem cell research has not been tried in humans, and only minimally in mammals.

    But, the theory is that embryonic stem cells have ability to turn into any cell of the body, whereas adult stem cells do not have that ability.
    If this is scientifically true, I support embryonic stem cell research.

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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    If this is scientifically true, I support embryonic stem cell research.
    And the embryos come from extra embryos which are used for in vitro fertilization. A couple can choose to donate the extra embryos for research.

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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    And the embryos come from extra embryos which are used for in vitro fertilization. A couple can choose to donate the extra embryos for research.
    If these stem cells can be manipulated, turned into many different cells for the sake of improving well-being, this needs to be done. These chains the more zealous in our country have on scientific progression need to be cut.

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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    This is a hypothetical. Let's say that stem cell research did not involve the use of embryos but involved something else which had the same potential and success as embryonic stem cell research. There would no embryos or human life destroyed in the use of stem cell research.

    Would you support or oppose stem cell research?
    You know whats interesting?

    About 2 days ago, a dr. John B. Gurdon (has funny hair) and a jap called Shinya Yamanaka, got the Nobel Medicine award for developing an experimental way to turn matured cells back into stem cells. And not just any stem cells, but embryonic stem cells. The kind that babies have in the first 10 days of conception... because after that they evolve in some other kind of cells. These are the most valuable kind of cells because pre-natal embryonic stem cells can mature in basially ANY KIND OF HUMAN CELL.

    So yes, I do support fully stem cell research when this method becomes fully operational.

    UNTIL THEN: I only support stem cell research from post-natal stem cells that are mostly harvested from the umbilical cord. It is important to note that embryonic stem cells only have a 10 day lifespan after the fecundation process is made.

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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    If these stem cells can be manipulated, turned into many different cells for the sake of improving well-being, this needs to be done. These chains the more zealous in our country have on scientific progression need to be cut.
    Also, the embryos that are used for embryonic stem cell research are very early forms of embryos called 'blastocysts'. A blastocyst is essentially a mass of about 20-30 cells.

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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    I support stem cell research 100% of the time.


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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    I don't understand why these people are stopping us from reaping these scientific benefits. Imagine if certain cells could be manipulated in order to cure certain diseases and disabilities?

    There needs to be more of a push to break these chains.

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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    I support stem cell research regardless of where the cells come from.
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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I support stem cell research regardless of where the cells come from.
    Really?

    Let me paint you a picture. What if... you were a single child and you wanted to have a baby brother or a younger sister to play with. You then find out your mother is pregnant because you hear them speak about it... then, they go and kill your baby brother in order for him stem cells to be harvested for scientific research.

    How would that make you feel? Would you still support them regardless of where they came from?

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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    I'm for it and I don't care where the cells come from.

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