FREE SPEECH ZONE | Stem Cells: Taking Lives or Saving Them?

Stem cells are a huge issue in today’s society.  There is a huge controversy on whether or not stem cells are useful or destructive. While some people argue that Embryonic stem cells are possible life forms because they are derived from blastocysts (3-5 day old embryos), others, like myself, counter that stem cells would be useful for scientific research to help cure physical injuries or diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease. They also have the ability to replenish or replace old cells in a living being, and they have the option to keep being a stem cell, or to become a cell with a more specialized function, such as a red blood cell, or a brain cell. Free Speech ZoneThe Free Speech Zone offers a space for contributions from readers, without editing by the TC Daily Planet. Continue Reading