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Stem cell research needs to shake off controversy

Throughout history, one of mankind’s biggest goals has been the preservation of human life. For the most part, we have been pretty successful. In the past century, we have increased the average human life expectancy by 27 years. Modern medicine has been doing wondrous things for the overall health of the entire world.

With so many new procedures coming out every year, we often wonder, “What’s the next thing?” Scientists are hard at work and have recently discovered that it’s entirely possible to regenerate tissue — not only tissue, but spinal cords. The only problem with this? The connotation of stem cell research.

Stem cell research caught a lot of flak when it first…

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 Stem cell research needs to shake off controversy

Stem cell research caught a lot of flak when it first became popular because of its alleged use of embryonic cells, which are cells from fetuses. Naturally, there was a lot of controversy over this, as the general fear was that scientists were going to kill our babies to fund medicine, which was not true, but it was a pretty prevalent rumor. The fact is, however, that all the newest research in the field of stem cells involves little to no embryonic stem cells. Most of the res

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