B2 - Stem Cells

  • Ethical issues
  • Use as cures
  • Development
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What are stem cells?
Undifferentiated cells that can develop into different types of cell dpending on what instructions they have been given.
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Where are stem cells found?
In early human embryos and in adult bone marrow (but these aren't as versatile).
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How are stem cells used in medicine now?
Bone marrow is used to treat people with sickle cell anaemia.
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What is stem cell research?
Researches take the cells of early embroyos and use them to find answers to problems e.g. heart disease and diabetes.
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What are the ethical issues surrounding stem cell research?
People believe that they shouldn't experiment on embryos as this has the potential for life.
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Where are stem cells found?

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In early human embryos and in adult bone marrow (but these aren't as versatile).

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How are stem cells used in medicine now?

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What is stem cell research?

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What are the ethical issues surrounding stem cell research?

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