A cell that has the ability to continously divide and differentiate to other kinds of cells/tissues
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These cells can develop into any of the cells found in adult organisms and are formed from the inner cell mass in the blastocyst, about 5 days after fertilization. These are among the most important in stem cell research because … Continue reading
Therapeutic cloning is the manipulation of genetic material from either adult, zygotic or embryonic cells in order to alter the functions of cells or tissues for therapeutic purposes.
Reproductive cloning is the manipulation of genetic material in order to achieve the reproduction of a human being and includes nuclear transfer or embryo splitting for such purpose. The living being is a genetic replica of the source of genetic material.
A cell line is a group of constantly dividing cells. They are obtained from human or animal tissue and can replicate in vitro for a long period of time. One of the more common cell lines is HeLa, which was obtained from Henrietta Lacks, who … Continue reading
An adult stem cells is an undifferentiated cell, which can be found in tissue or organs that can renew themselfes. This means that the adult stem cell can yeild some or all of major specialized cell types in the site were … Continue reading
This is the cord connecting the fetus with the placenta. In the cord there is a blood flow, supplying the fetus with oxygenated, nutrition-rich blood from the blood, and returns the used blood. Blood from the cord and the placenta … Continue reading