FAQ

Collection

How can I prepare for my cell collection appointment?

What is a pluripotent stem cell?

With all the attention around privacy and data security today, how can I trust Acorn with my cells?

What is cryopreservation?

Is cryopreservation of human cells reliable?

Storage

What do you do with my cells when they arrive at your facility?

What does “viability” mean at Acorn?

Will my hair grow back after it is plucked?

What do you do with the data my cells give you after you process my sample?

How secure is the Acorn facility that stores my cryopreserved cells?

How is this different than storing just my digital DNA instead?

Where can I get more information?

Stem cells

What is a cell and why are they important?

What is a stem cell, and how is it different than a regular cell?

Multipotent vs Pluripotent? What’s the difference?

I thought stem cells were only in a newborn’s umbilical cord or in bone marrow?

Why do iPSC’s matter?

Why should my cells be collected and preserved at all - if my body regenerates them why can’t I just extract them when I need them?

How do I know there will be a use for my stored cells one day?

What is genetic analysis and genetic sequencing and how are they connected to cell banking?

Why do I keep hearing about stem cells in a negative way?