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Describe the process used for harvesting embryonic stem cells

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A this poitnt: Human embryonic stem cells are being studied to define stem cell biology and in animal models to look at tissue and organ repair. This would be consi... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Perhaps our future.: A human embryo consists of 50-150 embryonic stem cells 4–5 days after fertilization, and those few cells eventually differentiate into all of the diff... Read More
Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Embryonic stem cells: All humans first start as a fertilized ovum, which is described as being totipotent ("potential to become every cell"). After several days, it grows i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Induced Pluripotent: Another type of stem cells is called induced pluripotent stem cells, or ips . These are adult stem cells that have been genetically altered to be more... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Stem Cells: Check out regenexx.Com for more info. Basically adult stem cells are usually from your own blood, fat or bone marrow. Embryonic stem cells are from f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
In research now: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, ha... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Perhaps our future.: A human embryo consists of 50-150 embryonic stem cells 4–5 days after fertilization, and those few cells eventually differentiate into all of the diff... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes: Controversy surrounds how these embryonic stem cells obtained... From living or dead donors (fetus), will growing fetuses become a big market for ste... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Stem cells: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article: http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/Pages/Default.aspx
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Behanswered
Neurology 10 years experience
No one knows: Lots of research going into this but no one knows yet.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Mostly hematopoietic (blood) cells and a few mesenchymal (mscs) can be obtained from bone marrow aspiration. Trends in most non-blood applications is... Read More
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