Understanding Stem Cells part 10

Stem cell 5

 

Scientists can induce embryonic stem cells to replicate themselves in an undifferentiated state for very long periods of time before stimulating them to create specialized cells. This means that just a few embryonic stem cells can build a large bank of stem cells to be used in experiments. However, such undifferentiated stem cells could not be used directly for tissue transplants because they can cause a type of tumor called a teratoma. To be used for therapies, embryonic stem cells would first need to be differentiated into specialized cell types.

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