Stem Cells and Human Development

Stem cells have huge potential in health and medical research but to completely harness this potential, scientists are investigating how stem cells change into the broad variety of specialised cells that make people what they are today. Because illnesses like cancer and conditions such as birth defects are thought to occur due to problems in […]


Learn about stem cell research

Stem cell controversy Embryonic stem cells have triggered a lot of debate amongst religious people, political figures, the general public and even a minority of scientists. Those who oppose embryonic stem cell research liken the destruction of an embryo to an abortion. They think that the embryo is alive because of its potential to develop […]