Stem Cells

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  • Created by: Katy **
  • Created on: 27-12-13 13:43
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  • Stem Cells
    • most mature cells in the body
    • undifferentiated
    • can develop into any cell in the body
    • can repair damaged tissue
    • Possible uses
      • treat diseases & conditions
        • cancer
        • type 1 diabetes
        • brain damage
        • spinal cord injuires
    • All ready used for
      • blood transplants
    • Ethical Issues
      • Against
        • should we play god?
        • use adult umbilical cells instead
      • For
        • embryos destroyed anyway - just use
        • adult umbilical cells, then embryo when have to
    • Embryonic
      • Against
        • stopping embryo from developing
        • unethical
      • For
        • put embryo to good use
    • Plant
      • where
        • roots
        • shoots
      • differentiate at any time

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