Stem Cells: the Basics
May 18, 2018
(U.S. News & World Report) – Stem cells are packed with possibility. Embryonic or “pluripotent” stem cells have superpowers: They can give rise to various organs or tissue cells, or instead divide and renew themselves. Meanwhile, adult stem cells await throughout your body to replenish worn-out or damaged cells. Researchers are finding ways to guide embryonic stem cells to generate new cells for potential treatments. Stem cells likely have a role to play in personalized or precision medicine.