Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.


"Stem Cells and Society" aims to delve into the controversial nature of the stem cell debate and provide the background necessary to form an educated opinion on the topic. These undifferentiated cells come from many sources and have great potential for therapeutic use. The first two chapters provide the necessary scientific information to understand the basics of the topic, while the last two chapters explore the ethics of stem cell use, particularly embryonic stem cell use, and the politics and legislation pertaining to the use of stem cell research and its funding in the US and internationally. The research performed for this project has allowed for the author's personal conclusions which shall also be discussed. This research has the ability to make a huge impact on our society.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology