embryonic cell

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Noun1.embryonic cell - a cell of an embryo
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
blastocyte - an undifferentiated embryonic cell
ameloblast - a cell from which tooth enamel develops
bone-forming cell, osteoblast - a cell from which bone develops
erythroblast - a nucleated cell in bone marrow from which red blood cells develop
fibroblast - a cell from which connective tissue develops
neuroblast - a cell from which a nerve cell develops
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The researchers say that their lead molecule is effective in promoting survival in three different hES cell lines and that their findings emphasize the critical importance of the ROCK2/PRK2 signalling pathway in human embryonic cell survival.
In SIF-seq, hundreds or diousands of DNA fragments to be tested for enhancer activity are coupled to a reporter gene and targeted into a single, reproducible site in embryonic cell genomes.
President Clinton lauded the release of the NIH guidelines, saying the potential benefits of embryonic cell research to change the ''health future for Americans and for people around the world is breathtaking.
Several years ago, Wolf's team at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center in Beaverton successfully cloned monkeys by using the nucleus of an embryonic cell (SN: 3/8/97, p.
The commission recommended that both types of research should be eligible for federal funding and that a national review panel to oversee all human embryonic cell research be established.
The chromosomes in the illustration depict DNA from an embryonic cell that has bonded, or hybridized, with DNA from a normal mate.
At the center of their discovery is a protein called Pramel7 (for "preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma"-like 7) found in the cells of embryonic cell clusters that are just a few days old.
PGD of embryos, on the other hand, is carried out by analysing a randomly extracted embryonic cell for genetic defects, with the assumption that all cells within a preimplantation embryo are identical and that the removal of a single embryonic cell would not affect the overall development of the embryo after implantation.
By contrast, embryonic cell research has produced much hype but few reports of clinical successes, and are controversial due to the inevitable destruction of the embryos from which the stem cells are harvested.