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Stem Cell Biology

Edited by Edited by Jitka Ourednik, Vaclav Ourednik, and Donald Sakaguchi (Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa)
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Stem Cell Biology

Published: May 2005

Volume 1049

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Stem cells have generated considerable interest recently in the scientific, clinical, and public arenas. It is essential that we gain a broader understanding of the factors that regulate the biology of stem cells: their ability for self-renewal, differentiation, and plasticity, as well as the differences between embryonic and adult stem cells. And to learn whether stem cells can be manipulated to replace cells in diseased tissues depends on better understanding their normal developmental properties.