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A Question of Regeneration
Sarah G. Stonefoot
This case, developed for a course in human biology, provides students with a context for discussing stem cells and cloning by exploring regeneration in salamanders and the ethical as well as scientific and health-related issues of applying what scientists know about that natural process to humans. Students read the case and then answer questions about cell differentiation and regeneration as they explore the pros and cons of providing natural regeneration in humans versus stem cell transplants for wound and organ repair.
|Keywords:||Regeneration; blastema; cell differentiation; stem cell; totipotent; pluripotent; unipotent; bioethics; salamanders|
|Educational Level:||High school, Undergraduate lower division|
|Subject Headings:||Biology (General)|
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