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Embryo Ethics Name: Instructions: Stem cells are cells that have the ability to reproduce on their own over a long period of time without being differentiated. They also have the capability to reproduce non permanent progenitor cells with very limited capacity of proliferation.
In addition, the ectoderm which consists of either neural or squamous epithelium, forms part of these cells (Thomson, Itskovitzeldor, & Shapiro, 2005). Research conducted on these cells through culturing and sub culturing has yielded some tremendous results. There were hopes that the application of this technology would lead to new and safer ways of treating some serious diseases such as cancerous infections. The employment of this technology in the scientific and biotechnological spheres has attracted attention from conservative lobby groups and critics who have raised concerns on the technology. The criticisms have been raised on the ethical uprightness of the entire process. In addition, there are critics who question the principles of science applied in the process. Both the proponents and the opponents of the use of the technology share a common aspect in that there ought to be some limits placed on the use of human embryo. Most of those holding the principle based view argue on the grounds of religion.. Christianity appreciates life as it is; the appreciation of this life begins not only when a baby is born but with the copulation and fertilization of the ova. Any activity that is carried out by any outside force that would result in the loss of the life conceived in the womb is disapproved of. ...
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