Design a cancer cell that will kill the patient but can only divide 14 times and then stop dividing. What would you want it to do, or what properties would you want it to have?

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Assignment Question

Design a cancer cell that will kill the patient but can only divide 14 times and then stop dividing. What would you want it to do, or what properties would you want it to have?

It could form a small tumor of 16,000 cells (0.2 mm in diameter), or several micro-tumors, or disperse throughout the body, or go to particular tissues or organs. This requires creative and critical thinking.

You will not get credit if your answer requires unlimited cell division or widespread tumors. While creativity is required, the biology needs to be plausible. The cancer cell can take any cellular activity and make it abnormal due to gene mutations. Think back at the whole course and see what you can come up with. But whatever happens, these 16,000 cells will kill the patient if not treated. Do not use online sources.