Stem Cell Research. By "Doctors" Scott Cardona, Grant Granado, George Matarangas, Calix O'Hara, and Paul Siewierski. What are stem cells?. Stem cells are cells with the capability of developing into many different types of cells. They are produced in some organs to replace damaged tissue.
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Stem Cell Research
By "Doctors" Scott Cardona, Grant Granado, George Matarangas, Calix O'Hara, and Paul Siewierski
Stem cells are cells with the capability of developing into many different types of cells. They are produced in some organs to replace damaged tissue.
Stem cells differ from other cells in that they are unspecialized but can become many different types of cells with specialized functions.
There are two main types of stem cells with one major difference between them:
1. Embryonic stem cells, from developing embryos
2. Adult stem cells, from adult tissue
Adult stem cells can be taken from umbilical cords, placenta, fat from liposuction, and other tissue from the body. They can even be harvested from cadavers that are "fresh" enough.
Embryonic stem cells are taken from human embryos that are grown in vitro, but currently, they are more commonly used in research than actual treatment
The majority of stem cell research and treatment is conducted using adult stem cells. In fact, adult stem cell treatment has already helped thousands of people.
Adult stem cell research is 20-30 years ahead of embryonic cell research because of the difficulty of embryonic cells developing outside of their usual environment.
Cells being frozen for in vitro. Later stem cells can be obtained from these.
The Catholic Church condemns stem cell research on embryonic cells.
The embryo is, from conception, a human being.
Taking the life of another human is murder and wrong.
The end does not justify the means.
Even if the end result is to save lives, the sacrificing of innocent human beings to do so is wrong.
The Church does not oppose adult stem cell research.
There is no loss of life in adult stem cell