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In 500 words or less, describe the differences between Executive orders issued by President Bush in 2007 and by President Obama in 2009 regarding stem cell research. State your opinion and support it through references to either the law or cases in which this issue has been addressed in the courts.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 1:10 am ad1c9bdddf
Republicans and Democrats have opposing views on science and the way scientific experiments should be conducted. Nothing brings this more to the fore than embryonic stem cell research. So what is this all about?
When biologist James Thomson of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, published a paper in Science that his team had derived cells from the inner mass of human embryos, which had been donated for research from IVF clinics all hell seemed to break loose. These cells could divide indefinitely in culture and had the potential to grow into cells from each of the three different "germ layers" of the embryo. Thus they had the potential to generate a wide range of human tissues and lead towards treatment of diseases as wide ranging as diabetes and Parkinson's. But the problem was that to get the embryonic stem cells the scientists had to destroy the embryo. This created furore amongst the pro-life groups. (For further details see The Republican War on Science, by Chris Mooney, Basic Books, 2005.)
The executive order issued by President Bush in 2007 (number 13435, June 22, 2007) had the following points, and I quote:
"The Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) shall conduct ...
stem cell research and political views of President Obama
Stem Cell Research
Write two paragraphs or less which describe your current position on stem cell research. In your paper discuss why you hold that view. Describe the circumstances, if any, under which you might reconsider your position.
Conduct your own search on President Obama's views of stem cell research.
Write a one-page paper, which evaluates President Obama's position on stem cell research as set forth in your research. In your paper, describe what concerns the President is attempting to address on both sides of this issue. Discuss how well you believe the President's position addresses those concerns