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Unformatted text preview: Many of the slides from todays lecture came from David Baltimores lecture to the 2007 Bi1 class, which was based on a talk he gave in Physics in 2006. What is a stem cell? Has the capacity for self- renewal. Can differentiate into two or more mature cell types. http://www.patentbaristas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/stem-cells.jpg Hematopoietic stem cells Types of Stem Cells Embryonic stem cell has unrestricted potential for differentiation http://www.nature.com/ncb/journal/v3/n9/fig_tab/ncb0901-e205_F1.html Adult stem cells are lineage restricted Policy debate in US 1969 -- first human in vitro fertilization 1995 -- Clinton administration said no federal funding if embryos created for research, but would fund research on discarded embryos. Congress passed Dickey Amendment prohibiting federal funding for any research that destroyed any embryo. 1998 -- privately funded research led to discovery of human embryonic stem cells 2001 -- Bush administration permitted federal funding of hESC research, but...
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course BIO 1 taught by Professor Bakorman during the Spring '09 term at Caltech.

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