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I'm not as knowlegeable about stem cells as some of the others submitting questions here so if possible I hope you can try not to be overly technical? How many types of stem cells are there? Why can't stem cells from any animal be used and just replace the DNA from a human cell. Wouldn't that bypass the controversy about using human embrionic stem cells? Why can't stem cells just keep dividing and be used to produce as many other stem cells as is needed instead of having to keep harvesting embrionic stem cells? Could stem cells be used as a treatment for some neurological conditions such as schizophrenia or even autism as a means of repairing that affected part of the brain? Is there a way to change any cell back into a stem cell?
Re: some questions about stem cells...
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