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  • What is the difference between a normal somatic human cell and a HeLa cell?

    The human body contains more than one hundred thousand billion cells, which can be divided in two categories, if we look at it in a simplified way. One of them is somatic (derived from the greek…

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  • Do methyl groups that are attached to DNA get copied in DNA replication?

    Yes they do! And this ability of methyl groups to be copied at each round of DNA replication is what makes DNA methylation “epigenetics”: the information carried by these methyl groups is…

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Extra-embryonic tissues

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Extra-embryonic tissues
Vertebrate embryos have four extra-embryonic tissues: amnion, chorion, yolk sac and the allantois. In placental animals these tissues form the placenta.
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