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[16 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Lottery of Cancer

Each and every day for every one of us, new cells are being created. Each time a new cell is created there is the possibility that it might not be a perfect copy. After all for a cell to be a perfect copy, the 3 billion base pairs that make up the 20 thousand plus genes located on the 23 chromosome pairs that make up the human genome, needs to be replicated to perfection.
Given that we replicate 6 billion cells per hour, serious perfection is needed to avoid errors.