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SeawellDavid Ryan Seawell 02/12/2017Jim and the Forgotten Embryos: A Case on Stem Cell-Based TherapyPart I - Late Night NewsQuestions 1. What is a stem cell? 2. How are embryonic stem cells different from other types of stem cells? 3. Given their function, how do you think embryonic stem cells are used as atreatment for damaged cells?1) Stem cells are cells that have the potential to become many different types of cells in the body. Stem cells can also divide indefinitely. Stem cells are taken from the cluster of cells inside a blastocyst. 2) Stem cells are different than other types of cells because they can divide indefinitely, even after periods of inactivity. Embryonic stems cells are unspecialized so they can become anytype of cell in the body. Stem cells can be used to repair damaged tissues in the body.3) Embryonic stem cells are used to repair damaged cells by replacing deficient and damaged tissues with stem cells.
SeawellPart II – An Ethical Dilemma Questions 1. Why is there controversy surrounding the therapeutic use of embryonic stem