What are the differences between adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells?
Adult and embryonic stem cells differ in the type of cells that they can develop into.Embryonic stem cells can become all cell types of the body (they are pluripotent). Adult stem cells are found in mature tissues (bone marrow, skin, brain, etc.) and give rise to other cell types from their tissue or origin (they are are multipotent). For example, adult blood stem cells give rise to red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.