11. Stem Cell Topic: Current Status of Human Stem Cell Research
contribute. Totipotent stem cells are cells that can
give rise to a fully functional organism as well as to every cell type of the
stem cells are capable of giving rise to virtually any tissue type, but not to
12. Stem Cell Topic: Human Embryonic Germ Cells
Human Embryonic Germ Cells
Embryonic germ cells are
derived from primordial germline cells in early fetal tissue during a narrow
window of development. Unlike embryonic
stem cells , animal experiments on embryonic germ cells have been
13. Genetics Topic: Production of Embryonic Stem Cells from Differentiated Soma...
Production of Embryonic Stem Cells from Differentiated Somatic Cells
Josť Cibelli . Vice President of Research, Advanced Cell Technology
Transgenic ES-like cells were injected into preimplantation embryos
14. General Term: Totipotent Stem Cells
Totipotent Stem Cells Stem cells which are capable of forming every type of body cell. Each
totipotent cell could replicate and differentiate and become a human being. All
cells within the early embryo are totipotent up until the
15. Stem Cell Topic: Spiritual and Religious Contexts
alternative sources of such cells, adult stem cells cannot entirely replace
either EG and ES cells because much basic research needs to be done in the area
of early human embryonic development for which EG and ES cells are required.
The zone of
16. General Term: hES: Human Embryonic Stem Cells
hES: Human Embryonic Stem Cells Pluripotent stem cells that differentiate into various tissues in the body.
for hES: Human Embryonic Stem Cells
17. Stem Cell Topic: Sources and Characteristics of Human Stem Cells
and Characteristics of Human Stem Cells
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Human Embryonic Stem Cells
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18. Stem Cell Topic: Question: Why is "Derivation" Important?
funding for pluripotent stem cell research but
deny it for deriving these stem cells from embryos. "DHHS funds may not be
used for the derivation of human pluripotent stem cells from early human
then, should be
19. Stem Cell Topic: What are the New Discoveries?
out the individual cells, and placed them on a feeder tray. The cells
divided. They reproduced themselves. Because these cells are as yet
undifferentiated--that is, they are pluripotent and able to make any part of a
human body--they are
20. Stem Cell Topic: Preface
to the discovery of human stem cells (precursor
cells that can give rise to multiple tissue types), including embryonic stem
(ES) cells, embryonic germ (EG) cells, and adult stem cells. Recently,
techniques have been developed for the in vitro