Location

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Start Date

16-4-2011 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2011 3:30 PM

Description

Advancement in embryonic stem cell research can cure the world of sicknesses in ways that were only imagined. Out of all the stem cells, embryonic stem cells have the capabilities to develop into any cell and tissue type. Embryonic stem cell research is controversial due to how these cells are harvested. In harvesting these cells, the embryos are destroyed; further halting any development of a human being. We began our research by asking why this topic is an ethical issue. Using various media resources, we took key points from both sides and also looked into the latest advancements that may eliminate the need to continue developmental research in embryonic stem cells.

Keywords

Embryonic stem cells—Research – Moral and ethical aspects

Disciplines

Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Ethics and Political Philosophy | Medicine and Health Sciences | Science and Technology Policy | Social Policy

Language

English

 
Apr 16th, 2:00 PM Apr 16th, 3:30 PM

Ethics behind embryonic stem cell research

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Advancement in embryonic stem cell research can cure the world of sicknesses in ways that were only imagined. Out of all the stem cells, embryonic stem cells have the capabilities to develop into any cell and tissue type. Embryonic stem cell research is controversial due to how these cells are harvested. In harvesting these cells, the embryos are destroyed; further halting any development of a human being. We began our research by asking why this topic is an ethical issue. Using various media resources, we took key points from both sides and also looked into the latest advancements that may eliminate the need to continue developmental research in embryonic stem cells.