Stem Cells and IPs Cells
One of the most extraordinary scientific discoveries on this century, that changed the way we understand human biology, has been the discovery of IPS cells.
There are three types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS cells)
Embryonic stem cells, also called also pluripotent, because they can make copies of themselves but also can become into any of the different type of cells that constructs the human body.
Adult Stem Cells (ASCs) are non-differentiated cells living within specific differentiated tissues in our bodies that can renew themselves or generate new cells that can replace a dead or damaged tissue.
Induced pluripotent stem cells are stem cells that are made in the laboratory, iPSCs are created through the introduction of embryonic genes into a somatic cell (a skin cell for example) that cause it to return to a stem cell like state. So IPS cells can be used in the lab to produce any cell in the human body.