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Adult Stem cells vs Embryo Stem cells (Biology Help!) watch

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    Could someone please explain the advantages and disadvantages of using these two types of cells?

    Adult stem cells (found in bone marow) and embryonic stem cells
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    I haven't done Biology in a long time but Embryonic stem cells can be use to create anything such as
    (a) Blood tissues
    (b) Organs like hearts and livers
    (c) Can treat diseases like Diabetes
    (d) Can fix up neurological conditions like Alzheimer
    but they are an ethical issue because of the fact that you are using dead babies to make it

    Bone marrow stem cells are less advantageous as embryonic but they can make
    (a) healthy blood cells mainly used to treat leukaemia
    They also are not an ethical issue because consent is taken from the donater.

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