BrainPOP

Stem Cells

What are stem cells and why are they so controversial? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby give you the rundown on what makes stem cells different from regular cells. They’ll show you how stem cells may one day be used to cure diseases and grow new organs and limbs. You’ll also learn the differences between the various types of stem cells, including embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, and adult stem cells. Do you support stem cell research? Watch the movie to learn the basics and decide for yourself!

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What are stem cells?

Why is stem cell research so controversial?

I heard something on the news about "cord blood stem cells." What are these?