This discussion will close on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.

 First, if you haven’t already, go to the page – Preparing to Post to THE DISCUSSIONS , and do what is required of you. Then, come back and DISCUSS. The following link will open in a new window. When you are done doing what is required, simply close the window to return here.

Here is the discussion topic . . . .

Stem cell research has been a widely controversial topic in the scientific, religious, and activist populations for over a decade. In attempts to advance scientific research on disease, illness, and injury scientists have used a variety of different approaches. Methods include animal research, human trials, virtual representations, synthetic hosts, and now stem cell research. While stem cells have shown great promise in treatment for some of the most detrimental of injuries and disease, many groups and communities have strong feelings toward the ethical standards which they feel are being violated.

Do some research on the “pros” and “cons” of stem cell research, what the most controversial issues are, and what each side is doing to support their claim. Then, express your opinions and ideas using information found in your research to help support your claims. Please be respectful of the opinions of others.

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