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what is stem cell technology?
- MozhiarasuLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
Stem cells are unspecialized cells which means, it does not have any desied function, but nephrons,neurons,skin cell cells, sperm cell, etc are specialized cells since they do have a desired function.
These stem cell are having a potential to develop(differentiate) into a specialized cells, but the differentiation is based on the factors which are protein molecules bind on to the surface of the stem cell and induce differentiation.
Thus in stem cell technology, people will isolate the stem cells from our body, culture the stem cell, and differentiate the stem cell, the recent advancement is tissue engineering , the stem cells are grown and differentiate into an organ. This is overview about stem cell technology
- XiuminLv 410 years ago
Stem cells are what is known as pluripotent cells, they are cells that are essentially a blank slate and can be specialized into almost any other type of cell, cardiac, skeletal etc.
The technology behind them is that if you were to implant the nucleus of another cell type the genetic information stored within it could be enough to take over the cell and make it into a copy of the original cell type. In a sense, you could "create" a specialized nerve cell and so on until you have a whole nerve fiber that you can graft into a person with a nerve disease etc.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Stem cells are cells that haven't transformed into specialized cells, specialized cells are like skin cells, organ tissue, etc. Correct me if I am wrong, but they most commonly take stem cells from fetus bone marrow and the umbilical cord.Source(s): 7th grade biology