Stem Cell Therapy: The Alternative to Knee Replacement / What is the difference between adult Stem Cells and embryonic Stem Cells?
- Adult STEM CELLS are found in mature adult tissues, including bone marrow and fat, while embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are not found in the adult human body.
- Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs) are obtained from donated embryos provided during in vitro fertilization procedures, which raises many ethical concerns. Because ESCs are not obtained from your body, there is a possibility of immune rejection if the ESCs were to be implanted. Adult STEM CELLS do not raise ethical issues nor pose any risks for immune rejection..
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