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Pluripotent Stem-cell Debate Questions

What are 15 questions which one who is in favor of pluripotent stem cell research that can be asked to the opponent in a pluripotent stem cell usage debate?

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This is an highly charged debate! Let's look at fifteen potential questions, which you can tweak to fit with your own wording and style of asking questions.

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1. What are 15 questions that one who is in favor of pluripotent stem cell research that can be asked to the opponent in a pluripotent stem cell usage debate?

BACKGROUND

"In the minds of many people and the public press, the term 'stem cells' has become a magic password for entering a medical utopia where physicians will be able to overcome all human ailments once and for all. The hope for this 'brave new world' comes from tiny cells that are still undifferentiated but have the potential to become a variety of different cells. By directing their growth and development, biologists could potentially use them to grow therapeutic 'spare parts' to treat diabetes or Parkinson's disease or to heal paralysed persons?just to name a few uses of this technology. In the most extreme vision of this future, even aging and death could finally be defeated as failing organs would be replaced by new ones freshly grown from stem cells. Although these goals are not yet within reach, they have already triggered intense medical research and have drawn interest from the public and the bio-pharmaceutical industry. But the glossy promises of stem cell research are overshadowed by serious ethical questions that result from the origin of these cells. Pluripotent stem cells cannot yet be generated from cell lines. They have to be taken from a human embryo at an early stage of development. At the moment, the most important sources are aborted ...

Solution Summary

In reference to a pluripotent stem cell usage debate, this solution proposes 17 questions which one who is in favor of pluripotent stem cell research can ask the opponent.

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