Stem Cell Research

What is stem cell research?
Stem cell research involves the use of cells in the body for cures.

There are two types of stem cell research: embryonic and adult stem cell research.

What is a Stem Cell?
A stem cell is essentially a “blank” cell, capable of becoming another more differentiated cell type in the body, such as a skin cell, a muscle cell, or a nerve cell.

What is Embryonic Stem Cell Research?
Embryonic stem cell research involves the killing of a newly conceived human being in the embryonic stage of life, in order to extract their stem cells.

Where do the Embryos come from?
Embryos are derived from fertility treatments in which fertility drugs are given to the woman to cause the production of many embryos (typically 10-30), but only one (or two) are implanted.

What is Adult Stem Cell Research?
Adult stem cell research involves the use of stem cells extracted from umbilical cord blood, fat cells, bone marrow and other ethical sources from the human body. This type does not involve the taking of human life and has been responsible for hundreds of cures thus far.

To date, there have been NO CURES derived from experimentation on human embryos.

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