Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Global Perspective

Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) have already been experimentally tested upon in economically advanced countries where studies on such cells are flexible. While ESC research has been banned in five different countries around the world including Austria, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, and Poland, there are still many more countries where there are no limitations on using embryos in research. Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, to name a few out of the thirty-two total, are countries where no restrictions are placed on ESC research. In reality, the United States, among Germany and Italy, are the only countries around the world where ESC research is tightly restricted.

The United States, alike to other advanced societies, should also take scientific initiative by gaining the benefits and potential to save millions of lives by testing on ESCs.

The Real Potential Behind Embryonic Stem Cell (ESC) Research