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  1. Stem Cell Research The Cultural Controversy Presented by: Catherine Durland Curtis Bowery

  2. Stem Cells • What are they? • Stem cells are a type of base cell that has the ability to manifest itself into adult tissue • Two types being Embryonic and Adult cells • Why are they important? • They have potential to cure millions of humans who are victims of diseases and other injuries

  3. History

  4. Research

  5. Techniques • Altered Nuclear Transfer • DNA from adult to egg and creating embryo • Therapeutic Cloning • Removal of nucleus from egg and replaced with adult cell nucleus • IPS Cells • Takes genes from tissue cell and inserts into induced pluripotent stem sells from skin • Nucleofection • DNA inserted through holes in cell layer through electrical pulses

  6. The Debate

  7. Pro Research

  8. Con Research • Ethical Reasons • Life beginning at conception • Political • Federal government allocating taxpayer dollars

  9. Alternatives and Compromising • Stem cells can be taken from any part of the body

  10. Take a Side • Does life begin at conception, in the womb, or at birth? • Is the embryo equivalent to human child? • Does the destruction of one embryo justify curing a great number of patients?

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  12. Questions?