Q1. Illustrate the terms totipotency, pluripotency and multipotency and name a cell type that describes each.
Q2. Recognize three significant characteristics of stem cells.
Q3. describe the fates of differentiated cells.
Q4. Name all the diseases in which stem cells might potentially be employed for treatment.
Q5. Describe the four genes whose expression can turn a differentiated cell to a stem cell.
Do your own literature research and compare SCNT (somatic cell nuclear transfer) v.iPS (induced pluripotent stem cells) technology in terms of the given:
a) Method of generation (time and labor included).
b) Efficiency of generation (and describe why so low).
c) Utility in therapeutics (experimental successes or failures)
d) The ‘normalness’ of each
e) Potential dilemmas