I was talking to my biology teacher the other day about the effect stem cell research has had (and potentially will continue to have) on medicine in the future. Been the failure at biology I am I couldn't really understand what he was talking about but the general idea I got from him sparked quite a bit of enthusiasm and interest from me.
I think he summarized it for me like this "Stem cells are special multi-purpose cells. If you put them where you want something done they'll do it for you" he also explained the downside to using stem cells and how they're made.
At first I was un-sided in the debate about the ethics involved in stem cells but then I read about how they think human skin cells could be used to do the same thing without an embryo having to be killed.
I'm asking all the science buffs here what they think can be done in the future, in particular, for the transgendered community? How far could we go?
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