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23 December, 2015 - 12:13
  1. There are two main types of stem cells the body. Name these two kinds and explain their function.
  1. Summarize the different characteristics of embryonic and adult stem cells in the following table.
  Embryonic stem cells Adult stem cells
Cell culture    
Transplantation, rejection    
  1. What are the roles of stem cells in the body?
    1. We are not sure what roles stem cell play in the body.
    2. They produce new specialized cells to replace dead or used cells.
    3. They can produce insulin.
    4. They fight against infections.