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How are embryonic stem cells and umbillical different?

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In brief: Stem cells

There are three classes of stem cells: totipotent, multipotent, and pluripotent.
Multipotent stem cells (umbilical cord stem cells) can give rise to a small number of different cell types. Pluripotent stem cells (embryonic stem cells) can give rise to any type of cell in the body except those needed to develop a fetus.A fertilized egg is considered totipotent, meaning that its potential is total.

In brief: Stem cells

There are three classes of stem cells: totipotent, multipotent, and pluripotent.
Multipotent stem cells (umbilical cord stem cells) can give rise to a small number of different cell types. Pluripotent stem cells (embryonic stem cells) can give rise to any type of cell in the body except those needed to develop a fetus.A fertilized egg is considered totipotent, meaning that its potential is total.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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