David Prentice, a senior fellow with the Family Research Council, appeared before a Senate committee this fall to share some good news about stem cells.
The stem cell controversy is the consideration of the ethics of research involving the development, and use of human embryos. Most commonly, this controversy focuses on embryonic stem cells. Not all stem cell research involves human embryos. For example, adult stem cells, amniotic stem cells, and induced pluripotent.
Definitions for adult stem cells debated. Adult tissues must maintain themselves and regenerate after damage. But are these crucial functions.
Scientists can extract adult stem cells from different types of tissue, including the brain, bone marrow, blood vessels, skeletal muscle, skin, teeth.
Adult stem cells and cord blood stem cells do not raise special ethical been highly controversial and closely linked to debates over abortion.