The Real Potential Behind Embryonic Stem Cell (ESC) Research



Most importantly, by research on ESCs there is much potential for finding cures to degenerative diseases. Opposers argue that morality overrides any qualms put forth on preserving life; that although embryonic stem cells are promising for the future lives of those effected by disease, the lives of innocent fetuses should not be destroyed in order to do so. Not much can be said against the fact that ESCs hold a bright future in helping the lives of those out there suffering from disease. To validate this point, scientists believe that human embryonic stem cells can be grown and developed into a great many different body parts, enabling the cells to "fight many common afflictions," such as diabetes, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injury, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer, immunodeficiences, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, macular degeneration, burns, wounds, and muscular dystrophy.

Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Conclusion