Fetal tissue research is most controversy issue in the ethical world today medical researchers had shown that fetal tissue could help to cure many patients that have the current treatment is using drug to keep the patients live within a short period of time, but it won't help to cure parkinson's disease. Fetal tissue research scientific experimentation performed upon or using tissue taken from human fetuses although fetal tissue research has led to medical advances, including the development of the polio and rubella vaccines in the 1950s, it has also generated controversy because of its use of. The planned parenthood controversy casts a light on medical research that has been highly beneficial but may not be needed in the future. Fetal tissue used in scientific research often comes from aborted fetuses during a 2015 brouhaha, the obama-era hhs sent a letter to two republican senators calling the use of fetal tissue in medical research an instrumental component of our attempts to understand, treat, and cure a number of. Right now researchers are doing fetal tissue research to obtain information in areas of fetal tissue transplantation, the development and production of new vaccines, and lastly information on various birth defects and how to prevent or cure them.
Fetal tissue research sounds reasonable until you realize we purposefully dispose of unwanted humans, hoping to use the remains to cure others' diseases because of this, claims about the necessity of fetal tissue are losing more credibility each year, and a new scientific discovery from. How do scientists use fetal tissue it's used to find potential treatments for a wide range of common diseases and afflictions, including cancer, diabetes how long has this research been conducted since the 1930s to develop the polio vaccine, scientists infected fetal kidney cells with the virus in. Researchers use fetal tissue for a variety of reasons they produce cell cultures from the tissue that can be stored in laboratories for long periods of time according to the crs report, these [c]ultured cells mimic many of the properties that they have in a living body, and therefore can be used as a.
Using fetal tissue is not an easy choice, but so far there is no better choice, says su, who has tried, and failed, to make a humanized mouse with other techniques uncomfortable viewing the planned parenthood videos caused even some supporters of fetal tissue research to feel uncomfortable. Fetal tissue research is most controversy issue in the ethical world today medical researchers had shown that fetal tissue could help to cure many patients fetal tissue is also used in transplantation into people with a variety of diseases to cure or ameliorate their conditions properties of fetal tissue. Research with human fetal tissue research has led to the development of a number of important research and medical advances, such as however, the use of fetal tissue for research purposes also raises a number of ethical considerations, including the degree to which a woman's decision to. An anti-abortion group responsible for secret recordings of workers at a women's health care organization claims the workers shown are offering baby parts. Use of the tissue is controversial because it usually comes from aborted human fetuses advocates for the research also say that discovering treatments and cures for diseases requires scientists to explore many avenues of research, including fetal tissue research.
Fetal tissue transplants are actually part of a long-established tradition of using fetal cells in research for example, the 1954 nobel prize for medicine was awarded for a polio vaccine that was developed from fetal kidney cells in addition, fetal cells were used in the production of a widely used vaccine. A popular defense of fetal tissue research is the use of human fetal kidney cells in curing polio so in conclusion of this fetal kidney cell controversy-yes, we can cure polio with it, but we're still propagating the same cells isolated way back in 1970 and they have proven to be an extremely useful. Fetal tissue has been used in biomedical research for over 90 years in this time, not a single medical cure has resulted from this research, the some might object that while fetal tissue research has not directly resulted in medical cures, it has helped advance the overall body of scientific knowledge. Recent research involving transplanted fetal tissue has shown vast potential for hope in many areas of neural study the basic idea is that the issue will replace or regrow tissue in damaged areas of the brain fetal tissue research was banned during the bush administration due to the abortion.
This research is imperative to find cures for multiple sclerosis, parkinson's, macular degeneration, cures for paralysis and a host of other debilitating according to the new york times, the nih spent $76 million on research using fetal tissue in 2014 with grants to more than 50 universities, including. Researchers use fetal tissue to understand cell biology and human development others use it to look for treatments for aids research on spinal cord injuries and eyesight-robbing macular degeneration involves transplanting fetal cells into patients european researchers recently began putting fetal. Fetal tissue research has contributed to the nation's knowledge on various diseases, new vaccines, and a possible treatment to help cure some incurable currently the fetal tissue used in transplants is retrieved from the one and a half million abortions performed annually in the united states to end. In addition to transplantation research, fetal tissue has been used in basic research to study the development of normal and cancerous cells, to the chief criticisms of fetal research were raised today by roman catholic and antiabortion organizations that presented written and oral testimony. Fetal tissue research has been going on for decades, and has led to the development of vaccines for disease such as polio, but it burst into public view in a big way last year mason said he has published research involving fetal tissue, and has tissue sitting in his freezers, but is not currently using it.
The use of fetal tissue in research has been a continuing controversy in the united states a 1985 federal law essentially bars the use of federal funds for if kevin lafferty, can say one day that 'i have a cure for diabetes,' who in the world is going to stand in the way of this tissue being being used. Use of human fetal tissue in research is morally repugnant research on human fetal life involves numerous complex medical, moral, and legal aspects it is not always easy, nor desirable, to seal off one aspect from another both sides of fetal tissue use will be equally focused on as a moral issue.
Fetal tissue can also be used in direct experiments on the causes of birth defects 1 the national institutes of health is financing more than 100 research projects that involve the use of fetal tissue it spent $83 million on this research in the last fiscal year the list of projects finances by the institutes. Sept 29, 2015 -- although fetal tissue research has made headlines in recent months, the controversy about it is nothing new used in scientific studies since the 1930s, the tissue comes from induced abortions and miscarriages that would otherwise be discarded.
The use of fetal tissue in biomedical research has been a hot topic for debate in social and political forums ever sense the landmark decision in the 1973 supporters of fetal tissue research believe it has too much potential to provide cures for many of the diseases and medical problems that plague. Fetal tissue research was banned during the bush administration due to the abortion controversy but clinton lifted the ban during his first year as president the use of fetal tissue for research dates back to around the 1920's when it was used, unsuccessfully, to treat diabetes.