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Ethical implications of cloning and stem cell research.

The Ultimate Goal of the Session Long Project is to identify and evaluate the ethical principles used in resolving ethical dilemmas, and identify specific ethical issues that may have sociological, economic, legal or political implications.

discuss the ethical implications of cloning and stem cell research. Be sure to identify and discuss applicable state and federal laws/regulations as well as ethical theories and principles.

Stem cell research is clearly one of the most controversial topics debated today. Opinions vary about the research and whether it is ethically and morally proper. The conflict surrounding stem cell research is much more complex than a fundamental battle of ethics between the subjectivity of personal religious belief and the objectivity of science. There is a belief that as a society, we need to remain open to the possibility of broadening our scientific horizons with stem cell research, and take the time to learn and understand whatever we can about it. If stem cell research does possess potential for medical treatments that can ease the suffering of millions of people the question becomes: should medical researchers be allowed to use stem cells for medical research and experiment with treatments that involve manipulation of human stem cells and will this research have a positive or negative impact on medical care in general?

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Stem cell research is clearly one of the most controversial topics debated today. Opinions vary about the research and whether it is ethically and morally proper. The conflict surrounding stem cell research is much more complex than a fundamental battle of ethics between the subjectivity of personal religious belief and the objectivity of science. There is a belief that as a society, we need to remain open to the possibility of broadening our scientific horizons with stem cell research, and take the time to learn and understand whatever we can about it. If stem cell research does possess potential for medical treatments that can ease the suffering of millions of people the question becomes: should medical researchers be allowed to use stem cells for medical research and experiment with treatments that involve manipulation of human stem cells and will this research have a positive or negative impact on medical care in general?

Currently, federal law prohibits the use of federal funds for research in which embryos are harmed. Funding for research efforts that focus on pluripotent embryonic stem cells should not remain limited to the private sector. Publicly funded American laboratories conducting research with multipotent adult stem cells should also focus on pluripotent embryonic stem cells because they hold a greater potential for therapeutic treatment than do adult stem cells. The donated embryos that will be used for research would be those that were originally created for ...

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Discuss the ethical implications of cloning and stem cell research. Be sure to identify and discuss applicable state and federal laws/regulations as well as ethical theories and principles.

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