Types of Stem Cells
There are two main stem cell types which are:
adult stem cells (i.e., somatic stem cells) and embryonic stem cells (ES) cells.
Other types of stem cells, such as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), are generated in the laboratory by reprogramming adult cells in order to express the characteristics of ES.
Embryonic Stem Cells
Embryonic stem cells (ES cells) are pluripotent stem cells that originate from the inner cell mas...
Adult Stem Cells
Characteristics An adult stem cell is considered to be an undifferentiated cell, found amongst a...
Other Stem Cell Types
Umbilical cord stem cells The umbilical cord blood does contain some stem cells that are genetic...