Embryo And Stem Cell Research

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Stem Cell Quizzes & Trivia

Basic questions to test one's knowledge on embryo and stem cell research.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why do we study stem cells?
    • A. 

      Because we don't know where they come from naturally in the body.

    • B. 

      Because studying stem cells teaches us about early reproduction, genetics, and disease.

    • C. 

      Because we have growing funding and no restrictions to study stem cells.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    What is an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell)?
    • A. 

      Reprogrammed mature cell that is like an embryonic stem cell, without the need to destroy an embryo.

    • B. 

      Reprogrammed mature cell that will replace the need to study embryonic stem cells.

    • C. 

      Reprogrammed mature cell that will replace the need to study adult, foetal and cord blood cells.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    Why might someone be against research on iPS cells even though they are not embryonic stem cells?
    • A. 

      They think someone might use any kind of stem cell technology to try to clone a person.

    • B. 

      They think scientists who try to grow body parts out of stem cells are playing God.

    • C. 

      They are against studies on animals that are required before studies in people.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The primary source of human embryonic stem cells is
    • A. 

      An unfertilised egg.

    • B. 

      The trophoblast.

    • C. 

      The inner cell mass of a blastocyst.

    • D. 

      Foetal tissue obtained from a post-implantation embryo.

  • 5. 
    Stem cells can be distinguished from differentiated or mature, specialised cells the ability to
    • A. 

      Develop into a whole organism when implanted into the womb.

    • B. 

      Make more stem cells in culture under appropriate conditions.

    • C. 

      Prevent tumor formation.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    What are stem cells?
    • A. 

      Cells that is made up from the stem of a tree.

    • B. 

      A cell that can divide and give rise to specialised cells.

    • C. 

      A part of the tissue that forms the outer layer of the skin in human beings.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    The difference between stem cells and other types of cells is
    • A. 

      Stem cells can undergo cell division ever after long periods of inactivity.

    • B. 

      Stem cells can be induced to become a specific cell for special functions.

    • C. 

      Both

  • 8. 
    The primary role of adult stem cells is to
    • A. 

      Differentiate into specialised cells of other tissues.

    • B. 

      Maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found.

    • C. 

      Give rise to sperm cells or egg cells.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    The differences between embryonic stem cell (ESC) and adult stem cell (ASC) is that
    • A. 

      ESC can be all cell types in the body and ASC is limited to the cell types of their tissue of origin.

    • B. 

      ESC can be grown in massive quantities in laboratory conditions and ASC cannot.

    • C. 

      Both

  • 10. 
    One of the most important disadvantages of deriving embryonic stem cell from the embryo is that
    • A. 

      The subject cannot get pregnant again.

    • B. 

      It is an ethical issue since it kills the embryo, which is a potential life.

    • C. 

      It increases inflammation in the subject.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are potential therapeutic uses of embryonic stem cells?
    • A. 

      Regenerate cells of the immune system.

    • B. 

      Replace neurons after an accident.

    • C. 

      Repair damage to heart muscle after a heart attack.

    • D. 

      All of the above are potential therapeutic uses of embryonic stem cells.

  • 12. 
    What is the most common source of embryos for stem cell harvest?
    • A. 

      Cells cultured in Petri dishes.

    • B. 

      Unused sperm frozen in sperm banks.

    • C. 

      Unused embryos from in vitro fertilisation clinics.

    • D. 

      Embryos removed from animals.

  • 13. 
    Basically, two types of stem cells - embryonic and adult - from human beings have been worked with by scientists.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Transplant rejection risk is less likely in tissues derived from adult stem cell than those derived from embryonic stem cell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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