Why are stem cells important?


Stem cells are important because they can treat a vast range of diseases and conditions that plague people around the world. Stem cell research teaches us more about how birth flaws occur and how these can be prohibited.

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Stem cells are unspecialized cells that can renew themselves for long periods of time, and when necessary, develop into any kind of cell in the human body. Scientists typically work
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Stem cells have the potential to develop into many different cell types in the body.
Serving as a sort of repair system for the body, they can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive.
Stem cells are important because they are extremely versatile and can become any type of cell. Adult stem cells can still do this to a limited extent, but embryonic stem cells are able to become any cell at all. Unfortunately, this has caused a great deal of controversy, as embryos typically have to be destroyed in order to harvest enough stem cells to use in treatments. You can find more information here: http://www.stemcells.com/view/0/index.html
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