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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Science Behind Embryonic Stem Cell Research

There are three types of embryonic stem cells: embryonic stem (ES) cells, embryonic germ (EG) cells, and embryonic carcinoma (EC) cells, but only EC cells that come from a tumor that occasionally occurs in a gonad of a fetus can cause cancer. Scientists do not inject embryonic stem cells without first programming or coaxing them into becoming the type of cell that is needed to do the job.

That is where embryonic stem cells differ from placental and adult cells. By being taken after the fetus is formed, placenta and adult stem cells have already differentiated by receiving the signals from the mother’s body as to what type of cell they should become. The thing about embryonic stem cells is that they have “plasticity” or the ability to become any cell in the body. Adult stem cells need to be brought back to a pluripotent state before they can be used for treatment.

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