Most of us have heard about the very controversial topic of stem cell research at some time or another. In chapter 3, the subject matter is yet again brought back to our attention. Seeing as the chapter as a whole mainly focuses on biological psychology (how our brain responds to our body), stem cells closely fit into the boundaries of said topic. The way our body and brain continue to grow is through different groups of cells. Each group of cells specialize in carrying out important orders. The amazing thing about stem cells, is that they can be directed to cover a variety of different needs throughout the body. They have the capacity to become muscle, blood, and even nerve cells. The amount of research being done with these types of cells span a large spectrum of different disease, such as diabetes, Alzheimer's, and some cancers. Having the stem cells available for research is very important in order to make knowledgeable advances about these diseases. Controversy comes into play, when the researchers are forced to dispose of stem cells only after a few days. Some see these cells as early human life forms that are just being tossed out like trash. While the research is so valuable, is it really worth losing all of those cells? You be the judge!
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