B1 STEM CELLS

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  • Created on: 01-05-18 19:42

STEM CELLS

  • UNDIFFERENTIATED CELLS - divide to produce more undifferentiated cells
  • STEM CELLS - found in early human embryos --> have potential to turn into any kind of cell
  • Adult stem cell --> only found in certain places, e.g. bone marrow, they can only turn into certain cells, e.g. red blood cells
  • Stem cells from embryos and bone marrow can be grown in a lab to produce clones (identical) and made to differentiate into specialised cels --> research
  • Medicine uses stem cells to cure disease, e.g. stem cell transfered from bone marrow of healthy person to replace faulty blood cells in patient
  • THERAPUTIC CLONING = embryo can be made to have the same DNA/genetic information as the patient -->

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