Adult canine stem cell research, drawing the line between ethics and medical breakthroughs.
Arguments and debates rage about the propriety and the need to focus on stem cell ethics as adult canine stem cells are already being introduced as a treatment procedure for disease and illness among dogs.
Stem cell research is primarily aimed at tapping into the potential benefits of adult canine stem cells on areas of health and medical treatment for dogs. However, a black cloud looms over the eventual effects of the process ranging from birth defects to cancer.
The scientific community has suffered attacks and protests as objections to continued research and experimentation are raised, particularly with the embryonic stem cells; these are harvested from embryos only days old from a variety of living organisms, be it human or animal.
Some of the stem cell lines, which have also raised some eyebrows, are those that have also been developed from animal tissue. This takes place when the living organism is into its eighth week of development or even later.
Recent protests are lobbying for a holistic approach to advancements in science and technology, particularly on maintaining a balance between the technological aspects and being aware of ethical principles in the pursuit of medical breakthroughs.
Advocates in favor of applied stem cell ethics insist that these checks and balances need to be set-up, in order to maintain certain standards and limitations of this kind of research.
Only recently these calls have been heeded by the scientific community after it proposed to impose a series of ethical guidelines that will govern stem cell research and experiments.
The proposed stem cell ethics system, albeit voluntary, will serve as an institutional policy that will apply to all stem cell researches and experiments, whether funded privately or publicly, since it is expected to be governed by federal and state regulations.
Stem cell ethics are one way to ensure the public that stem cell research is being conducted in consideration of ethical principles governing life.
Regardless of whether the research is for human or adult canine stem cell research, pro-life advocates maintain the in general, all living organisms have the right to life and exist.
Truth be told, that even with the difference between human or adult canine stem cell research, the boarder between ethics and medical breakthroughs will continue to be controversial.
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