The primary roles of adult stem cells in a living organism are to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. Scientists also use the term somatic stem.
Fertil Steril. 2014 Jan;101(1):14-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.11.025. Adult somatic cells to the rescue: nuclear reprogramming and the dispensability of.
Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells found throughout the body that divide to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues. Also known as somatic stem cells, they can be found in children, as well as adults. Adult stem cells can be isolated from a tissue sample.