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Stem Cell Genome Anatomy Projects

  • By: Muhammad Billal, Sameen Arshad, Quratulain Fatima Masood, Sidra Farooq & Faiza Chaudary
  • In: Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research
  • Edited by: Clive N. Svendsen & Allison D. Ebert
  • Subject:Ethics in Health Care (general), Medical Research

STEM CELLS ARE found in all multicellular organisms and have a special quality called potency. Potency is referred to as the ability of stem cells to continuously produce daughter cells. They divide repeatedly to produce a large number of cells that can differentiate into functionally different cells in the body. This property of stem cells itself demonstrates their importance in various biomédical applications. However, the extrinsic and intrinsic signals that govern the fate of stem cells remain poorly understood and are dynamic areas of investigation. Stem cell genome anatomy projects are being carried out to shed light on this particular aspect of stem cell modeling.

In an attempt to understand the complexities of adult stem cells, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, ...

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