Tag: cells

Educated guesswork

Enterobacter W1 [CC-BY-SA-3.0 Steve Cook]; cylindrical cells about a micron long

Someone recently asked me, “How many cells are there in the human body?” I have quite a lot of correspondence of this kind, just to be clear. I have to confess my first thought was “Not a bloody clue”. My second thought was “I bet the Internet knows”; but my third was “The Internet is full of …

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