Types of Stem Cells

by sctadmin on December 21, 2010

There are two basic types of stem cells found in human beings. Of the two, embryonic stem cells are the most controversial because the cells come from an embryo. Adult stem cells, the second type, are harvested from adult humans.

Embryonic Stem Cell Types are harvested exclusively from early stage embryos and what makes them so special is they can transform into all 200 plus types of cell tissue found in the body. That means embryonic stem cells can be used for any stem cell treatment including diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

Adult stem cells on the other hand, are more specialized and do not have the ability to transform into different tissues like embryonic stem cells. Therefore their use is limited to where they were harvested.

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