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Embryonic Stem cell-based Novel Alternative Testing Strategies

What is special about (embryonic) stem cells?

Embryonic stem cells are special in that they can generate all cell types in the body - they are "pluripotent". Under suitable conditions, they can be kept in culture in their pluripotent state indefinitely, i.e. one embryonic stem cell line represents a potentially unlimited source of cells. 

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