stem cells

What are the three types of stem cell?
embryonic stem cell, adult stem cell, stem cell
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what are stem cells?
they are cells that can divide and produce many types of cell.
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what is an embryonic stem cell?
these are taken from embryos at a very early stage of division
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what is an adult stem cell?
these are found in the differentiated tissue such as bone or skin. they divide to replace damaged cells
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what is an advantage of an embryonic stem cell?
it is easy to extract from an embryo
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what is a disadvantage of an embryonic stem cell?
embryo is destroyed when cells are removed
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what is an advantage of an adult stem cell?
no embryo is destroyed
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what is a disadvantage of an adult stem cell?
it only produces a few types of cell
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what is an advantage of all stem cells?
they replace faulty cell with a healthy cell so the person become well
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what is a risk of all stem cells?
stem cells may not stop dividing and can causeto cancer.
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what is one useof an embryonic stem cell?
replacing or reparing brain cells to treat people with parkinsons disease
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what is one use of an adult stem cell?
potentially growing new tissue that are genetically matched to the patient
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