Argumentative Essay: The Stem Cell Debate

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One big debate in America is the stem cell debate. This is the debate over whether scientists should be allowed to research stem cells from embryos to cure many devastating and complex diseases. I stand on the side that supports stem cell research. There are many reasons why I believe that stem cell research should be continued. However, I understand why some people would choose to not support stem cell research. One reason why I believe that stem cell research should be continued is that stem cells will be able to cure many complex diseases, and save millions of people. The National Institutes of Health says, “When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.” This is saying that far in the future if stem cells are still researched, scientists can use stem cells can use stem cells to create new organs out of the stem cells. Also, since the skin is an organ, people with bad life-threatening burns from fires will be able to grow back skin and be healed. Additionally, stem …show more content…
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