Addresses course outcomes 2 and 3:
• use knowledge of biological principles to ask relevant questions about the natural world
• make observations and discriminate between scientific and pseudoscientific explanations 1. Select one of the following topics below.
2. Find articles related to the topic. 3. Write two pages, double spaced, excluding references. You must read the articles that you find and summarize the information they contain briefly in your own words. Extensive quotes from the article are discouraged. This assignment demonstrates the acceptable, ethical, and academic method for citing information from a public source. You may not use online …show more content…
Embryonic stem cell therapy is still not favored because there is a high risk factor of tissue rejection after transplantation. Current stem cell therapies focus on highly plastic autologous adult stem cells (cells that are derived from one’s own body - this reduces the chances of tissue rejection) and are either very expensive or mostly experimental (under trials). But, obtaining adult stem cells from mature tissues is challenging and maintaining their cultures in vitro is even more difficult than embryonic stem cells. Culturing becomes an important aspect because large number of cells are required for stem cell