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Multicellular organisms are made up from many different cell types that are specialised
for their functions. All these specialised cell types originally came from stem cells. Stem
cells are unspecialised cells that can develop into other types of cells.
Stem cells that can mature into any type of body cell…

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Stem cells possess two key properties:
Stem cells are potent ­ they have the potential to differentiate into specialized cell types
Stem cells are immortal ­ they can divide indefinitely
Because of these two properties stem cells can be grown in the lab (in culture) and
used for research and…

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animals.

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Multicellular organisms are made up from many different cell types that are specialised
for their functions. All these specialised cell types originally came from stem cells. Stem
cells are unspecialised cells that can develop into other types of cells.
Stem cells that can mature into any type of body cell…

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Stem cells possess two key properties:
Stem cells are potent ­ they have the potential to differentiate into specialized cell types
Stem cells are immortal ­ they can divide indefinitely
Because of these two properties stem cells can be grown in the lab (in culture) and
used for research and…

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animals.

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