FAQs for Doctors

How Are Adult Stem Cells Classified?

Adult stem cells can be classified as differentiated or multipotent. Differentiated stem cells are present in all tissues of the body. Multipotent stem cells are found in circulating blood, bone marrow and adipose (fat) tissue.

What Are Adult Stem Cells?

In a developed human, adult stem cells are partially specialized cells responsible for the production of new tissue in the organ where they reside. Adult stem cells are located in all tissues and organs of the body.

What Are Embryonic Stem Cells?

In an embryo, stem cells are unspecialized primary cells that can transform into any cell, organ or tissue found in the body. These Embryonic stem cells are located within the developing embryo as well as in the umbilical cord blood and tissue.