Intro: embryo development and can then be used in

Intro: Do you know anyone who suffers from Diabetes, spinal cord injury, and heart disease? Well, they can suffer no more as these among several more diseases can be cured through stem cell therapy. Voice over: Now what are stem cells? Stem cells are cells that are capable of dividing into any cell in the human body. These cells exist during the early stages of embryo development and can then be used in medicine and alleviating particular illnesses and diseases. However many have raised the concern whether destroying embryos is morally right even if  it is for scientific research or not.Embryonic stem cells are never taken from a woman’s body. Instead, stem cell research use stem cells made in a vitro fertilization laboratory. A woman’s egg and a man’s sperm are fertilized on a lab dish and after five days, a blastocyst, which is a ball of around a hundred cells, are formed. Individual cells are placed in separate culture dishes to divide in order to establish a cell line. These cell lines can yield millions of stem cells!It is important to consider that the embryos donated for cell research were already destined to be destroyed. If the embryo was to not be kept or contained a genetic mutation, the embryo would, too, be destroyed. For this reason, instead of having the embryo destroyed through defrosting, the embryo can give one a more fulfilling life. The embryos used to establish stem cells lines are donated for cell research. When a couple undergo vitro fertilization, each cycle of produces multiple blastocysts, in which only a few are implanted into the women. For the remaining embryos, the couple decides between a range of options: continue paying for the embryo to be stored, defrost to destroy embryo, donate for adaption, which is rare, or donate frozen embryo for scientific research. Several other embryos are also donated from embryos that due to a harmful mutation are not implanted into the women. Although in response to the controversy over the destruction of embryos, scientist have developed pluripotent stem cells iPS which regenerates an adult cell back into its early pluripotent stage, these cells have a much greater risk of mutations as they have gone through multiple cell cycles. Stem cells that are derived from embryos have not undergone multiple cell cycles and thus have more potential in curing a disease successfully.The diseases that embryonic stem cells can cure are plentiful. Some, as mentioned, include ALzheimer’s, Spinal Cord Injury, and Heart disease. However, embryonic stem cells can cure much more illnesses such as hearing and sight loss, Parkinson’s, and blood disorder such as leukemia. These illnesses are extremely frequent as Alzheimer’s produces more three million cases in the US alone every year. Parkinson’s is also very common as it brings more than 200,000 cases in the US every year.  It is safe to state that embryonic stem cells carry extraordinary benefits to give one a second chance of living a healthy, gratifying life without the suffering illnesses carry.