embryonic stem cell

Cells obtained from an embryo in the blastula phase, when they are still only a few days old. Because they have only begun to differentiate, these cells have the capability of developing into any cell in the human body, a fact which makes them potentially important in medicine. (See stem cell.)

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  • The Advanced Cell study should therefore be the first -embryonic-stem-cell trial to get results.

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    Saving Sight, Testing Faith

    Sharon Begley

    May 16, 2011