These stem cells previously were not given enough heed to be researched upon, but recently as the world of medicine has improved research on the stem cells have become an important breakthrough in the world of science (Solo & Pressberg 2007). Stem cells can be of two types which are embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are retrieved from human embryos whereas adult stem cells are retrieved from the organs of adults. Because of the stem cells to proliferate rapidly and form organs it is important for the medical experts to discover the inner functioning of these stem cells. And thus it has become important to retrieve these stem cells from the embryo and adults. The ethical issue arises in the concept of retrieving the stem cells from human embryos. In the process of retrieving the stem cells the scientists have to destroy the human embryo and in this process a death of a human being may be caused as believed by the opponents of stem cell research. However the proponents believe that the embryo has yet not developed enough to be called a human being and thus a life is not being taken. This essay would further revolve around both these view points and would provide with a definite conclusion as to which view point is more convincing (Newton 2007).
According to the scientists stem cell research can be a breakthrough in the medical world to cure many of the diseases which are causing deaths. Currently stem cell research is being funded significantly in the United States but it is seen that not all the countries have realized the importance of this research. Hence this essay would provide arguments from both sides of the stem cell research concluding as to which side has better arguments. In my view if the importance of stem cell research is realized then contributions from all the countries can be taken which would further help to enhance the research in all perspectives. These stem