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Differentiation of Stem Cells

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Which of the following provides the BEST explanation for why undifferentiated stem cells injected into liver tissue samples then undergo differentiation and become functional liver cells?

A

Fully differentiated cells produce and secrete chemicals that can affect gene expression in neighboring cells.

B

Fully differentiated cells can insert fragments of their DNA into neighboring cells via transformation.

C

Stem cells differentiate into specific tissue type cells independent of their neighboring cells.

D

Stem cells can fuse with fully differentiated cells and trigger mitotic cell division leading to two fully functional cells.