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Chapter 16, Problem 44E
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What are stem cells? Why are scientists interested in them?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Stem cells and their use are to be discussed.

Concept Introduction:

 Cloning is the modification of DNA in fertilized eggs to produce genetically-engineered organisms.

 There are two types of cloning: reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning.

 Therapeutic cloning is intended for medical use while reproductive cloning is intended to produce another organism.

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Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can turn into specific cells, as the body needs them. Scientists and doctors are interested in stem cells as they help to explain how some functions of the body work, and how they sometimes go wrong. Therapeutic cloning produces embryonic stem cells that are genetically identical to an adult donor...

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