ADD BIO: Stem cells

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What is differentiation?
Way in which a cell changes to become specialised for its job.
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What are stem cells?
Undifferentiated cells that can develop into many different types of cell.
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True of false? Animal cells usually differentiate at an early stage.
True.
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How are embryonic stem cells different from adult stem cells?
Embryonic stem calls can differentiate into any type if body cell, whereas adult stem cells are less versatile - so can only turn into certain types of cell.
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Give an example of how stem cells are used in medicine.
E.g. people which some blood diseases (e.g sickle cell anaemia) can be treated by a bone marrow transplant as it contains stem cells that can turn into new blood cells to replace the old faulty ones.
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Undifferentiated cells that can develop into many different types of cell.

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