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embryonic stem cell - Issue 8 Should Embryonic Stem Cell...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  2/14/11 Nadia Fiaz & Brian Temple Issue 8: Should Embryonic Stem Cell  Research Be Permitted?
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 2/14/11 Embryonic Stem Cells Embryonic stem cells are stem cells derived from the  blastocyst These cells are pluripotent Embryonic stem cells are cells that are capable of  dividing
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 2/14/11 What is a blastocyst? A blastocyst is an embryo Inner cell mass becomes fetus, Outer cell becomes  placenta Can only take these cells within first two weeks of becoming blastocyst
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 2/14/11 Embryonic Stem Cell Research Potential of these cells over others First tested in 1981. Primary source is aborted fetus and unused  embryos
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 2/14/11 Difference between Embryonic and Adult  stem cell research Adult stem cells  Scientific interest in adult stem cells has centered on  their ability to divide or self-renew indefinitely
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