Introduction: Stem Cell Research

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Introduction: Stem Cell Research
Stem cell research is one of the most controversial issues facing society today with religious, political and moral perspectives causing an escalation of this debate. Stem cells are non-differentiated cells from embryonic stem cells, fetal stem cells, adult stem cells, embryonic germ cells, and amniotic and umbilical cord stem cells that are capable of differentiating into any cell type. These undifferentiated cells are then instructed through unknown molecular signaling processes to develop into specialized cells. Stem cells have the potential to replace degenerating cells, produce a supply of specialized cells for drug testing and research and can be specialized to produce proteins and hormones in organs...
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