what are your views on stem cell research?

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  1. Delighted macrumors 6502

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    For many years now I have heard a lot about stem cells and its potentials. From my own perspective I only see benefits from such research, cure the incurable diseases of today. But I do live in a very liberal city so I may not be catching as much of the researches drawbacks. Regardless, I still stand by the idea that anything that can help or improve upon any persons life is worth researching.

    What are your views on stem cell research?
     
  2. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Now that they can create stem cells from other than fetuses, most of the anti-stem cell rhetoric from the right has to evaporate, doesn't it? Actually no, as we are getting a bit too close to "God's work", the controversy will remain. ;)

    I look at it as a valuable health advancement tool.
     
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    Stem Cell Research is as big as Quantum Computing research or Quantum Physics research, even the smallest development significantly alters our view of the world and area of science.

    I have no issue of Stem Cell research, even when it was taken from Foetuses.
     
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    An avenue well worth pursuing. I don't think its delivered on its promises yet but it really is early days still. Personally, I see no ethical issues.
     
  5. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    I believe that stem cell research will benefit many people who are now crippled by various illnesses.
     
  6. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    Sadly stem cell research will continue at a snails place. Resources are limited and our technology is limited.
     
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    I'm altogether in favor of the smart use of stem cells in research.
     
  8. Huntn macrumors G5

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    This statement sounds politically/religiously hedged. If I am mistaken, I apologize in advance. How about an example of dumb use of stem cells in research?
     
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    It's neither political nor religious. I'd rather not see researchers being wasteful, same as just about anything else, but that's about it. Stem cells don't exactly grow on trees.
     
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    I am very much in favor of stem cell research.
     
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    I was disgusted at the legal restrictions on stem cell research, restrictions which were rooted in moral objection from the religious right. Glad we're finally making progress, but as usual - progression has been limited by religion.

    The potential of stem cells is exciting and future generations should benefit greatly from work in the area.
     
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    I'm all for it. It's about time someone put those freeloading fetuses to work. They should earn their keep just like the rest of us. ;)
     
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    It needs to be expanded. The controversy is a false one.
     
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    Totally for it. Not sure of the consequences for population growth, but meh.
     
  15. Huntn macrumors G5

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    So this can be said of human endeavors. It just seems like an unnecessary qualifier, unless it is based on doubts or something. Not trying to start something... carry on. :)
     
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    Definitely for it. No logical reason to not do it.
     
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    Look at Kobe Bryant, first time in years he's been fully healthy in his ankles and knees, why? Because he went to Europe for a treatment involving stem cells, this treatment is illegal in the states and in this day and age that's just sad.
     
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    Stem cell research is great. The naysayers really have no legitimate argument. Stem cell therapy may never be a solution for diseases that require recapitulation of complex biological structures (i.e. the brain) but that isn't a reason to give up without trying.
     
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    Funny, although we disagreed once, I agree with pretty much everything else you've posted.
     
  20. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Yeah same actually (had my beady eye on you :D)
     
  21. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I think it's safe to say that nobody here supports "wasteful" research.

    But how do you determine was is wasteful?
     

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