The possibilities of using adult stem cells for

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Unformatted text preview: nd muscular dystrophies, are being actively pursued. However, these clinical applications of adult stem cells are limited by the difficulties in isolating and culturing the appropriate stem cell populations. Embryonic Stem Cells and Therapeutic Cloning While adult stem cells are difficult to isolate and culture, it is relatively straightforward to isolate and propagate the stem cells of early embryos (embryonic stem cells). These cells can be grown indefinitely as pure stem cell populations while maintaining the ability to give rise to all of the differentiated cell types of adult organisms. Consequently, there has been an enormous interest in embryonic stem cells from the standpoints of both basic science and clinical applications. This material cannot be copied, reproduced, manufactured, or disseminated in any form without express written permission from the publisher. © 2009 Sinauer Associates, Inc. UNCORRECTED PAGE PROOFS C ELL DEATH AND CELL RENEWAL KEY 23 EXPERIMENT Culture of Embryonic Stem Cells Iso...
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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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