Flashcards in Stem Cells Deck (13):
What is an undifferentiated cell called?
Where are stem cells found in early humans?
Where are stem cells found in adults
Their bone marrow
Why do stem cells form bone marrow and embryos?
So the can be cloned
What can embryonic cells be used for?
Used to replace faulty cells in sick people
What is therapeutic cloning?
Making an embryo that has he same genes as a patient
What are the risks of using stem cells in medicines?
Stem cell could be infected with a virus so the patient can becomes more ill
Why are some people against stem cell research?
Because it could be a humans life
Why do people agree with stem cell research?
Curing suffering patients is more important than the rights of an embryo
What would happen if the embryos weren’t used for research?
They would be destroyed
What happens in the meristem in a plant?
Growth in the top of the roots and the shoots
Why is the stem cells used to make clones?
It is quick and cheep