Stem cells are the basis for every organ and tissue in our bodies. We continually rely on stem cells to replace and rejuvenate tissues lost every day, such as hair, blood, and skin. Stem cells have two important properties: self-renewal (making copies) and differentiation, which lead to the cells that make up our organ and tissue systems.
Understanding Stem CellsPreview the document [PDF, file size 974 KB] from the National Academies
Stem Cell Facts (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [PDF, file size 360.11 KB] from the International Society for Stem Cell Research
What are stem cells? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video, 04:10 mins] – Craig A. Kohn
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