Stem Cell Definition

A cell that has the ability to continuously divide and differentiate (develop) into various other kind(s) of cells/tissues

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Stem cells are different from other cells of the body in that they have the ability to differentiate into other cell/tissue types. This ability allows them to replace cells that have died. With this ability, they have been used to replace defective cells/tissues in patients who have certain diseases or defects.

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