Stem Cells

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  • Stem Cells
    • Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that turn into specialised cells
    • Uses
      • Plants
        • Rare species could be cloned to save them from extinction
        • Large amounts of identical crop plants with certain features can be made
      • Animals (humans)
        • Conditions where cells are not functioning properly such as diabetes or paralysis
        • Therapeutic cloning - cloning embryotic stem cells
          • Therapeutic cloning - Cloning embryotic stem cells
          • People may have ethical or religious objections
    • Sources
      • Human embryos
      • Umbilical cords of new born babies
      • Bone marrow
      • In plants, they are found in meristems

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