?New organs from your stem cells
Research is being undertaken into cultivating organs from stem cells taken from fertilised eggs. Is it OK to use fertilised eggs from a donor, isolate them and then cultivate organs for sick people?
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Sådan stemte de andre:
“Like mistreating a living person”
“We need new organs”
Like mistreating a living person
Human life begins at the point of conception, which means that right from the start the fertilised egg must be respected and protected in the same way as a fully-developed human being. The most important argument for this is that it’s at this moment that the new being receives its genetic code. This genetic information determines attributes, is the biological carrier of the potential for human wisdom and turns it into a self-developing being. A being with a human genetic code is a human being.
John T. Noonan, American philosopher and Justice of the Supreme Court
We need new organs
This technology is absolutely exciting and opens up a huge number of perspectives.
We know that lots of animals can grow organs or heal themselves – i.e. regenerate like salamanders. Theoretically, this technique can also be used on humans and these properties transferred. There are a great many possibilities within regenerative medicine. The need for regenerative methods is increasing because we’re living longer. It places a great burden on healthcare services when the older part of the population race around with worn out knees and hips that need replacing. At some point in time they may be able to heal themselves.
Lars Bolund, Professor and genetics researcher at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University and BGI-Shenzhen, China