Why is embryonic stem cell research controversial?

1 Answer
Dec 16, 2016

The stem cell controversy is the consideration of the ethics of research involving the development, use and destruction of human embryos.


Most of the debates surrounding human embryonic stem cells concern issues as
1) what restrictions must be made on studies using these types of cells .
2) whether it is just to destroy an embryo if it has the potential to cure countless number of patients.

However some stem cell researches are working to develop techniques of isolating stem cells that are as potent as embryonic stem cells, but do not require human embryos.