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A stem cell is a cell with the potential to form many of the different cell types found in the body.
Stem Cell … A stem cell is a cell with the potential to form many of the … of the different cell types found in the body. When stem cells divide, they can form more stem cells or other cells that perform specialized functions. …
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A new study by scientists at NHGRI, suggests that iPSCs do not develop more mutations than cells that are duplicated by subcloning.
… cell to its earliest stage of development (a pluripotent stem cell) and change it into different types of cells in the body. … Called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), this technique opens the doors to medical …
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A variety of approaches target the blood stem cells to relieve or reduce your symptoms of sickle cell disease.
… of treatments A variety of approaches target the blood stem cells to reduce your symptoms of sickle cell disease.  Gene therapies use your own stem cells, while bone marrow transplants use the stem cells
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Scientists set their sights on chromatin - the DNA-protein complex that packages DNA into chromosomes in the cell - to better understand how the genome works.
… its make-up is different among cell types, even among cells that are similar. Investigators from two National Human … what to do - among three types of cells: mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells, embryonic fibroblasts and hematopoietic … subtypes based on chromatin make-up. They found that each stem cell subtype had a different ability to develop into …
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A cell is the basic building block of living things.
… … A cell is the basic building block of living things. All cells can be sorted into one of two groups: eukaryotes and … not. Plants and animals are made of numerous eukaryotic cells, while many microbes, such as bacteria, consist of single cells. An adult human body is estimated to contain between 10 …
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TCGA researchers have found that chromophobe renal cell carcinoma stems partly from gene alterations in the mitochondria, the cell's energy supplier.
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Currently, there are different gene therapy approaches available through clinical trials.
… Hemoglobin types and sickle cell disease   Your red blood cells contain hemoglobin , a protein that carries oxygen. Red … types of hemoglobin that make up red blood cells. … Blood stem cells (also called hematopoietic stem cells) are cells that can develop into any type of blood …
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A somatic cell is any cell of the body except sperm and egg cells.
… Somatic Cells … A somatic cell is any cell of the body except sperm and egg cells. … Cell, Chromosome, Diploid, Mutation, Germ Line … Somatic cells are the cells in the body other than sperm and egg …
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A cell cycle is a series of events that takes place in a cell as it grows and divides.
… mitosis, and completes its division. The resulting cells, known as daughter cells, each enter their own interphase and begin a new round …
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Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disease seen most often among people of African ancestry.
… recessive trait. The mutation causes the red blood cells to take on an unusual sickle shape. Individuals …