What are the social and ethical issues concerning the use of stem cells from embryos in medical research and treatments?

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Posted Wed 2nd May, 2012 @ 17:21 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR

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  • embryonic steam cell treatments are very experimental & there's a risk that they may cause further problems such as the development of cancer.
  • all embryos have the potential to become babies. it's therefore wrong to experiment on them or destroy them
  • embryos cannot give permission to be used in experiments or treatments, so it's unethical
  • it's taking a long time to develop any therapy that works - the money & research time would be better spent on other possible treatments such as new drugs or using adult stem celss
Answered Thu 3rd May, 2012 @ 17:01 by Peter Whitehead
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ethical -

  1. Your using a potential life for research when it could have had the ability to live
  2. the unused embryos get thrown away most the time
Answered Wed 2nd May, 2012 @ 17:29 by Lalloo19
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umm this was B2 lemme try remember :

- the extraction of stem cells rom adults can be a painful process and perhaps hurt the person

- the extraction from embryos could harm the embryos and even kill them, which is unethical as basically a life could would be lost

sorry thats all i can remember :)

Answered Wed 2nd May, 2012 @ 17:40 by Lamise Hassan
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thats alright 

and thanks :)

Answered Wed 2nd May, 2012 @ 17:42 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR