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Please download Dr Annemiek Beverdam's Slides (linked below) before the lecture.
  
==Embryonic vs Adult Stem Cells==
 
  
===Embryonic Stem Cell Advantages===
 
* Pluripotency - ability to differentiateinto any cell type.
 
* Immortal - one cell can supply endless amounts of cells.
 
* Easily available - human embryos from fertility clinics.
 
  
===Embryonic Stem Cell Dis advantages===
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* Unstable - difficult to control differentiation into specific cell type.
 
* Immunogenic - potential immuno rejection when transplanted into patients.
 
* Teratomas - tumor composed of tissues from 3 embryonic germ layers.
 
* Ethical Controversy - unethical for those who believes that life begins at conception.
 
  
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Archive [[media:2015 Lecture 2 - Stem cell biology.pdf|2015]]
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