What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Stem Cell Research?

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There are many benefits of stem cell research for medicine and science, and the disadvantages are often social or cultural in nature. A number of groups are against stem cell research for ethical or religious reasons, especially when the research involves embryonic stem cells. Scientists believe stem cell research will lead to regenerative discoveries that could treat or cure diseases such as cancer.

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