Stem Cell Research

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Stem cell research continues to be a hot topic in the world of science and medical treatments. Despite the hype, confusion, and misinformation that is often circulated on this topic, the issue comes down to two very simple divisions: research that involves the destruction of young human life and research that does not.

Embryonic stem cell research requires the destruction of young human life. In addition to the moral problems associated with this type of research, it also has numerous scientific and practical problems.

Non-embryonic stem cell research – including the use of adult stem cells and iPS cells (induced pluripotent stem cells) – provide ethical and medically sound options for treating patients with a whole host of diseases.

The following information provides additional information on the potential benefits, problems, and pitfalls of various types of stem cell research.

If you’d like to see a full listing of our articles on stem cell research, check out our quick guide.

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