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When organisms are born they start with a single cell.  This cell can grow into any cell in the body.  Such cells are called.........................  . The process in which stem cells become specialized cells is called.........................  .


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 these  are Stem cells are a class of undifferentiated cells that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types. Commonly, stem cells come from two main sources:

  1. Embryos formed during the blastocyst phase of embryological development (embryonic stem cells) and
  2. Adult tissue (adult stem cells).

Both types are generally characterized by their potency, or potential to differentiate into different cell types (such as skin, muscle, bone, etc.).




 

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