By the completion of this activity you will be able to:
Identify the bioethical issues of stem cell technology, including both the decision making process and appropriate parameters for ethical actions.
After you have completed assignment and 2, reviewing notes about non-embryonic stem cells, you should begin this activity. Keep in mind that non-embryonic cells have only recently been discovered s and used in research and therefore most of the information you need will be on websites instead of the textbook.
Keep the following guiding questions in mind as you complete this activity taking care to ensure your response address them:
How can humans benefit from stem cells that are not embryonic?
If we have non-embryonic sources available then why are we still fighting over embryonic stem cells?
There must be some major drawbacks t the widespread use of non-embryonic stem cells. What are those draw backs?
Read the assigned materials, and also access 3 articles, which do not need to be peer-reviewed from the Excelsior College Library, or the companion website, www.devbio.com; at least one must come from the EC library.
You need to find detailed support to develop the following essay:
Identify the possibilities and the ethical implications of non-embryonic stem cell research on animals (including humans). How are you sorting through the facts and emotions to decide whether or not to support stem cell research?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words and must substantively integrate the assigned readings from the module with proper APA style formatting// You may use additional sources and materials as long as they are relevant to the discussion and cited properly.
The textbook must be incorporated into the essay, in addition to outside sources. (Developmental Biology 10th Edition, Scott Gilbert)
Wikipedia and similar sites are not acceptable.
You may use peer-reviewed research articles. One good source is the Public Library of Science.