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Adult Stem Cells vs. Embryonic Cells

Adult stem cells vs. Embryonic stem cells

When stem cells and their amazing properties first made the news, much of the focus was on a specific type called “embryonic” stem cells. Many people have raised ethical concerns about embryonic stem cells, primarily because they are harvested from destroyed human embryos left over from in-vitro fertilization.

Our procedures only utilize adult stem cells; never embryonic.

Embryonic stem cells

  • Require destruction of human embryos
  • Come from another person and may be rejected by the patient’s body
  • May cause tumors at the point of injection

Adult stem cells

  • Do not harm the donor
  • Come from the patient’s own body and will not be rejected
  • Have shown no risk for tumor formation, supported by a study of nearly 2,000 patients with an average follow-up of more than 12 years