• Question: Do the cells think, like have a choice wether they want to die or carry on the disease? or just it just happen ? x

    Asked by katieeandbeccaa to Mariam on 21 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Mariam Orme answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      That’s a good question.

      No, cells don’t think, they just follow what they’re genetically programmed to do. It’s when the normal genetic program goes wrong – when a cell’s DNA gets altered (mutated) – that diseases like cancer develop, but the cell has no choice in this.