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Stem cells most differentiated cells do not

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Unformatted text preview: and another that divides and differentiates. Stem cells have been identified in a wide variety of adult tissues, including the hematopoietic system, skin, intestine, skeletal muscle, brain, and heart. stem cell, niche Medical Applications of Adult Stem Cells: The ability of stem cells to repair damaged tissue suggests their potential use in clinical medicine. Adult stem cells are used to repair damage to the hematopoietic system in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and epidermal stem cells can be used for skin grafts. However, clinical applications of adult stem cells are limited by difficulties in isolating and culturing these cells. hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplantation EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS AND THERAPEUTIC CLONING Embryonic Stem Cells: Embryonic stem cells are cultured from early embryos. They can be readily grown in the undifferentiated state in culture while retaining the ability to differentiate into a wide variety of cell types, so they may offer considerable advantages over adult...
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2009 for the course BIO 315 taught by Professor Steiner during the Spring '08 term at Kentucky.

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