Stem Cell Research is highly debated in science, medicine, and even government.
Click below to enter the tutorial on Stem Cells:http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/stemcells/ (the website has changed so click on a tiny hyperlink at the top of the page that says "they may be archived here."
Spend some time completing the two interactive explorations: What Are Stem Cells? and What Are Some Different Types Of Stem Cells?
You will also want to look through some of the shorter links on the right side of the tutorial: What Is The Goal Of Stem Cell Research?, Stem Cell Therapies Today, and Stem Cell Therapies In The Future.
Now that you have some background, please respond to the following questions:
1. You read about the different types of stem cells ranging from embryonic to adult. In your opinion, do embryonic stem cells represent human life? Are you ok with the use of some stem cells and not others? Explain.
2. Should the government provide funding for embryonic stem cell research? Should there be laws to regulate stem cell research?