Adams, David S.
The purpose of this IQP was to explore the technology of stem cells, focusing on ethics and legalities. Our findings indicate that although most human embryonic stem (ES) cell applications remain as future applications, some types of adult stem cells (ASCs) have already been used to save lives. None of the five major world religions is against working with ASCs, especially when used to save human lives, however ES cell research still has not received much approval from many conservative Christian groups. Restrictive U.S. legislations on ES cell research by conservative governments such as the current US administration has hindered ES cell progress.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Biology and Biotechnology