For and Against Embryonic Stem Cells

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For Embryonic Stem Cells

  • They have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases compared to adult stem cells.
  • The embryos aren't viable meaning they can't survive past a few days and therefore wouldn't produce a fetus if placed in a womb.
  • Embryonic stem cells can develop into all types of specialised cells.
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Against Embryonic Stem Cells

  • Only treatments have been discovered through the use of embryonic stem cells, no actual cure has been discovered as of yet.
  • There is the potential for the body to reject the stem cells if they're not from the same person or are not compatible with the body.
  • There is a 14 day deadline for the embryo to be used - after that is it considered MURDER.
  • Some people believe the process is PLAYING GOD.
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