Stem cell therapy is a radical new treatment with the potential to restore eyesight and heal injuries. However, many object to its moral implications.
- Stem cells can repair or rebuild damaged tissues or fight disease.
- Embryonic stem cells can be taken from an early embryo either during fertility treatment or by creating a cloned human embryo.
- Embryonic stem cell therapy could revolutionise medical science, as it has the potential to repair heart tissue, treat cancer and repair eyesight.
- There are ethical issues and health concerns surrounding the use of therapeutic stem cells.
Embryonic stem cell therapy is a groundbreaking type of medicine that could dramatically enhance the body's ability to repair itself after injury or disease.
Scientists can grow embryonic stem cells by taking cells from an early embryo usually one that is produced and donated through fertility treatment.
Another possibility is ...