Outline why there is a great interest in using stem cells in medical treatments.
Since stem cells have the ability to develop and form specilaised tissues of the body, there is great interest in using stem cell cloning to treat a wide variety of degenerative diseases, e.g. multip sclerosis, Parkinson's disease. Research into the development of tissues and organs from stem cells, e.g. heart, kidney, spinal cord and insulin-producing cells from the pancreas could assist people who have limited treatment options for diseases that currently have no cure.