Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.


Stems cells have shown decisive applications in recent times helping to alleviate human suffering. Several sources exist for stem cells, some having great ethical concerns while others face clinical obstacles. Several ailments of the human body facing large barriers to heal are now having those walls broken down at dramatic rates. Yet despite the ground covered within a short time, groups around the world still undermine the findings. Rigid doctrines and teachings guide the cultivation and application of stem cells, with embryonic stem cells facing harsh criticism from major religious institutions. International stem cell efforts are expanding care for individuals around the world and continuing to provide strong societal benefits, giving the dissenters shaky ground to stand on.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology