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Old Fri, Sep-20-13, 10:26
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Yes. Another possibility that presents itself is this; cancer cells are famous for excessive, out of control self-replication. During normal development and replication of cells, there are safeguards against DNA damage--for instance, there is a limit to how many times a type of cell will replicate, there are mechanisms for telomere elongation etc. The mere fact of proliferation of cells means opportunity for genetic mutation.
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