B2 5.7: Stem cells and embryos- science and ethics.

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What can adult stem cells treat?
Some disorders such as lukaemia.
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Why would we use embryonic stem cells?
They ahve the potential to differentiate into a wide variety of cells.
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How are embryonic stem cells got?
From spare embryos from IVF or created from adult cells or taken from the umbilical cord of newborn babies.
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What could embryonic stem cells be used for?
Grow new tissues/organs for transplant.
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Why are people concerned about the use of embryos?
As they have the potential to be a babyand cannot give permission and the research is expensive.
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What does embryo screening involve?
Test to diagnose disorders before the baby is born.
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What can embryo screening mean for parents?
They can choose to terminate the baby or if they think that is unethical prepare for its birth.
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What happens in IVF to do with screening?
All of the embryos are screened and only the healthy ones are implanted the rest destroyed.
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