Tetraploid Complementation Assay

Stem Cell Regeneration Center Glossary

Tetraploid complementation assays are used to examine the potency of a particular stem cell.  Scientific studies in medical journals performed on chimeras (the mixture of cells of two distinct animals) revealed that the fusion of two embryos with eight cells resulted into cells containing four sets of chromosomes referred to as tetraploid cells, which are predisposed to developing into an …