TITLE

What is the debate about stem cells?

AUTHOR(S)
NAIRN, THOMAS
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
U.S. Catholic;Oct2008, Vol. 73 Issue 10, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on stem cells, which are cells in the body that are able to renew themselves and eventually form specialized tissue cells like the heart muscle. Adult and embryonic are the two general kinds of stem cells and the embryo is the primary source of most stem cell used in research because these cells are more flexible than the adult variety. According to the article, the ethical debate on stem cell research has centered on the moral status of the early embryo because many believe that the soul already exists during this stage.
ACCESSION #
34569968

 

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