BEHS HW 2 - 1 Before you read the following record what your current understanding of stem cells is Before reading the learning resources my current

BEHS HW 2 - 1 Before you read the following record what...

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1) Before you read the following, record what your current understanding of stem cells is. Before reading the learning resources my current understanding of stem cells is that a stem cell is essentially a “blank” cell, capable of becoming another more differentiated cell type in the body, such as a skin cell, a muscle cell, or a nerve cell. They can be used to replace or even heal damaged tissue cells in the body. 2) After reviewing the learning resources for this discussion topic, respond to the following questions (use your own words): What are stem cells? Why are stem cells considered important? What are they capable of doing? Explain the difference between adult and embryonic stem cells. What are the controversies inherent in stem cell research? Stem cells are cells that have the potential to develop into many different or specialized cells types. They serve as a repair system for the body. Stem cells

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