Regenerative Medicine

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The discovery of stem cells has opened up opportunity for the treatment of different diseases. Cell therapy has evolved to the new cutting edge modern regenerative medicine. One of the main types of cells used are embryonic. These type of cells are characterized by their capacity to remain proliferative in an undifferentiated state for a prolonged period in culture and to differentiate into several different somatic cell types. The cells are extracted from the body and cultured outside for their specific function. This type of regenerative medicine is mostly offered outside the US. The FDA has classified STEM cell transplant as a drug. The FDA concludes that STEM cell transplant is a type of enhancement. For example, this therapy would considered doping in the sports world. I think people believe that STEM cell transplants enhances different body parts and makes them better. Many scientist have said that regenerative medicine will produce extended healthy longevity. There are many aspects to take into consideration when it comes to deciding if this therapy is for the good. Well I believe that it depends on the perspective of the individual. In the case of athletes, I agree this is an enhancing drug for them. However, my perspective towards people with serious diseases is more sympathetic. People should have the benefit, it science allows it, to live longer. I know my mother’s time will come one day, but I want that day to be far in the future. If there’s a medicine that can help save lives, it should be used for the greater…...

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