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Explain the role of stem cells in medical treatment.

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Stem cells have the potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to either remain as a stem cell or become another type of cell with a specialised function, such as muscle cell or a red blood cell. Stem cells are of three main types:

1) Embryonic stem cells : These are taken from a five to a six-day old embryo. They have the ability to form any type of cell in the body

2) Embryonic germ cells : These are derived from the part of a human embryo and ultimately produce eggs or sperms.

3) Adult stem cells : These are the undifferentiated cells found among differentiated cells in a tissue or organ after birth.

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