What is a Stem Cell? - Definition, Uses & Research Facts

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Which type of stem cell can differentiate into some related types of cells, but not all types of cells?

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1. What is the main risk factor when using embryonic stem cells in medical therapies?

2. Where are most stem cells found in adults?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of stem cells and the different types. To pass the quiz you'll need to know the different types of stem cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of stem cells, including:

  • Stem cells that can differentiate into some types of cells
  • Risk factors when using embryonic stem cells
  • Stem cells are in adults
  • Difference between embryonic and adult stem cells

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related stem cells lesson
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as embryonic and adult stem cells
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main risk factor when using embryonic stem cells in medical therapies

Additional Learning

To learn more about stem cells, review the corresponding lesson called What is a Stem Cell? - Definition, Uses & Research Facts. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what stem cells are and their role in the body
  • Recall characteristics of different types of stem cells
  • Review information about embryonic stem cells and their medical uses
  • Learn about adult stem cells and their medical uses
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