09 March, 2020
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CORD BLOOD BANKING
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- S&T
Recently there has been growing concern regarding the aggressively promoted concept of cord blood banking.
Cord Blood Banking
One type comes from fully developed tissues, like the brain, skin, and bone marrow.
There are only small numbers of stem cells in these tissues, and they are more likely to generate only certain types of cells. For example, a stem cell derived from the liver will only generate more liver cells.
The second type is induced pluripotent stem cells.
These are adult stem cells that have been manipulated in a laboratory to take on the pluripotent characteristics of embryonic stem cells.
Indian Council of Medical Research
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