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Why can't all brain cells reproduce?


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Answered 2010-01-10 19:25:01

Most of the cells in your body can not reproduce. Only one type of cell in your body can reproduce, stem cells. Depending on where stem cells are, they turn into different types of cells. A stem cell in your muscle will turn into a muscle cell. Stem cells in your liver turn into liver cells. There are some stem cells in your brain. They turn into brain cells. You do your thinking with brain cells. Stem cells are undifferentiated. They can not think. They must turn into specialized cells before they can work.

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