Medical research is a double-edged sword

by Aaron

No matter how you look at it, a lot of medical research will always be a double-edged sword.

A few months back I was talking to my brother about my frustration with laws regarding stem cell research. My opinion was that this research could be doing so much more if it weren’t for the fact that we have laws restricting what people can do. If these laws had existed years ago, medicine would never be where it is now.

Unfortunately, this is a double-edged sword. By allowing certain experiments, we endanger people’s lives which is obviously unethical. Where and how do we make the call between the risks of new, experimental research (endangering lives) and the rewards that they bring (saving lives)?

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