Stem cells

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  • Created on: 04-04-18 18:56
All cells are able to differentiate throughout an organisms lifetime.
False- only plant cells do this.
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Stem cells are unspecialised cells that can differentiate to form almost any type of specialised cell.
True
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Human stem cells only come from adult bone marrow.
False- you get embryonic stem cells as well.
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Animal cells are mainly restricted to repair and replacemnet in later life.
True
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Meristems are growth regiosn found in plants where stem cells are produced.
True
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Therapeutic cloning is when adult stem cells are removed from a donor and given to the patient.
False- thereapeutic cloning is when embryonic stem cells are produced with the same genes as the patient and given to them.
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An advantage of stem cells is that they won't transfer viral infections.
False
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Embryonic stem cells are unlikely to be rejected by the patients during therapeutic cloning.
True
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Stem cells are unspecialised cells that can differentiate to form almost any type of specialised cell.

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True

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Human stem cells only come from adult bone marrow.

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Animal cells are mainly restricted to repair and replacemnet in later life.

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Meristems are growth regiosn found in plants where stem cells are produced.

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