Some opponents of stem cell research argue that it offends human dignity or harms or destroys human life. Proponents argue that easing suffering and disease promotes human dignity and happiness, and that destroying a blastocyst is not the same as taking a human life.
What is bad about stem cells?
Stem cells differentiate into many specialized cells and are therefore of interest in chronic conditions for which treatment is limited. However, human embryonic stem cell (HESC) research is unethical since it results in the destruction of human life for research purposes.
What are two disadvantages of using stem cells?
A disadvantage of most adult stem cells is that they are pre-specialized, for instance, blood stem cells make only blood, and brain stem cells make only brain cells. These are derived from embryos that are not a patients own and the patients body may reject them.
What are the disadvantages of stem cell treatment?
The main disadvantage of stem cell research has to do with the way that theyre acquired-that is, it involves the destruction of human embryos. This makes it immoral for those who believe that life begins at contraception.