The individuality of stem cells

Lander, Arthur D.
January 2011
BMC Biology;2011, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
In this article the author comments on the uniqueness of stem cells. He states that stem cells are considered to be different from other cells because of properties like immortality, pluripotency and asymmetric division. However, such properties are not common in all stem cells and can be seen in other types of cells too. Also, he informs that clonal analysis of stem cells is based on stochastic model and studies their division over time and comments on mutation in them.


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