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Birdie89

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    Easy. Serial killer T cells. You know, the ones that Dr. Carl H June's lab genetically modified using non-pathogenic HIV containing genes to allow T cells to recognize and kill tumor cells of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
     

    KnuxNole

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      I wish people wouldn't ask such pointless interview questions. What does it really accomplish?

      Some people like to ask these kinda stuff to gauge personalities and creativity. Also, to see who gets flustered and whatnot. Personally, I prefer conversational interviews but meh.

      On topic: Leydig cells. ;)
       
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      Pacna

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        I'd be any cell in the Fallopian tubes/ovaries area that isn't routinely lost because I'm a fan of the Longhorns and the female digestive tract REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM looks like the Longhorns' symbol.

        I was working overnight when I posted that. Forgive me. >.<
         
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        Starry

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          Tongue cell. I like food. And talking. And other fun things that tongues do.

          Edit: and one of my fav. arguments against "Nature didn't intend for so-and-so body part to do that!" is "Nature didn't intend for the tongue to lick stamps either." ;)
           
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            Endosymbiant theory says it used to be its own cell. Prokaryote though, so I guess it still doesn't qualify.
            Nah, the question was "cell in the human body"...didn't specify further. You could, for example, go with a gut bacterium if you so chose...actually, given that they outnumber our cells, it's not a bad option. First dibs on french fries for (a very short) life!
             
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            Captain Sisko

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              Nah, the question was "cell in the human body"...didn't specify further. You could, for example, go with a gut bacterium if you so chose...actually, given that they outnumber our cells, it's not a bad option. First dibs on french fries for (a very short) life!
              Very good point, I thought of that just after I posted last. My vote still goes to the cancer cell above. Divide and conquer!
               

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                like a couple others here I'd obviously have to be a sperm cell...

                I'm just gonna keep on swimming towards my goal with the odds stacked against me hoping I someday get to reach and fertilize that egg.

                keep on swimming people.

                EDIT: I originally wrote this thinking it'd end up a funny post, but turns out my life actually greatly resembles that of a sperm cell. inspirational haha
                 
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