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Advancements in stem cell biology are occurring at a rapid pace. Discoveries in this field may lead to regenerative therapies for diabetes, heart disease, age-related organ failure, genetic diseases, Parkinson’s, and severe tissue traumas such as spinal cord injuries. Scientists also use stem cells to gain a better understanding of mammalian development, cell differentiation, and gene regulation. In this course, learn the fundamentals of stem cell biology, the most recent and significant scientific breakthroughs in the field, and the governmental policy and societies’ views on stem cell research and how recent discoveries may influence these views. Topics include: embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, cloning, and the potential applications of stem cells in medicine and science.

Course Number: BIOL-40186
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
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