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Where do the stem cells for research and therapy come from?

There are two main sources of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Some clinical trials for heart disease use adult stem cells, which are found in bone marrow, fat and other tissues. Stem cells taken from a person’s own body are known as autologous stem cells; those donated by someone else are called allogeneic stem cells.

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