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Types of Stem Cells, Adult Stem Cells and Embryonic Stem Cells

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There are two types of stem cells , adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells .

  • Adult stem cells are found in mature tissues (bone marrow, skin, brain etc) that can self-renew and give rise to other cell types from their tissue of origin, thereby producing a steady supply of new cells to maintain that tissue throughout life. In general, adult stem cells from one organ do not give rise to cell types from other organs.