Stem Cell Research
Genetic Mutations and Genetic Modificantions
Stem cells are biological cells found in all multicellular organisms, and through mitosis can divide into specialized cell types and can self-renew to produce more stem cells. This means it has the potential to develop into other cells, organs and tissues in the body making it ideal for scientific research. The research can be conducted in two type of cells: adult and embryonic cells. These cells can be easily divided and be saved and used later. Stem cell research is relevant in today's society as it saves lived through the cure of diseases and injuries that destroy death by the replica of cells implanted. Through new technology which allows more depth research into the understanding of genetics, how they work and develop, mutations and cancer. Scientists can also test and develop drugs through the research. In the near future revolutionary advances are predicted to cure Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, spinal cord injuries, heart disease, strokes, arthritis, cancer and more!
Relation to Genetic mutations
There is the other ethical issue of cloning to produce embryos. The Church believes these stem-cells are too alive therefore its destruction is immortal. And the Australian Government banned therapeutic cloning in the lab for stem cell research in 2006.