2nd October 2019

mayoclinic
14

Where do the embryos for stem cell research come from?

The embryos being used in embryonic stem cell research come from eggs that were fertilized at in vitro fertilization clinics but never implanted in a woman's uterus. The stem cells are donated with informed consent from donors.

Where do scientists get stem cells for research?

Adult stem cells have been found in the brain, bone marrow, blood vessels, skeletal muscle, skin, teeth, heart, gut, liver, and other (although not all) organs and tissues.

Where do the stem cells come from?

Embryonic stem cells. These stem cells come from embryos that are three to five days old. At this stage, an embryo is called a blastocyst and has about 150 cells. These are pluripotent (ploo-RIP-uh-tunt) stem cells, meaning they can divide into more stem cells or can become any type of cell in the body.
Write Your Answer

Rate

80% people found this answer useful, click to cast your vote.

4 / 5 based on 2 votes.

Bookmark

Press Ctrl + D to add this site to your favorites!

Share