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I'm stumped at this question, I can only think that the question is answering itself ?


Question: Cancerous tissue is composed of cells undergoing uncontrolled, rapid cell division. How could you develop a procedure to identify cancerous tissue by counting the number of cells undergoing mitosis?

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Well, you could calculate a normalized rate of "healthy" cell division (for the type of cell as some cells (e.g. liver versus pancreas) may divide faster or slower in mitosis) and then set a constant based on the averages that, if exceeded, would indicate the cells being analyzed should be scrutinized further as possible cancerous.


This is a "shoot from the hip" answer but is a logical methodology.

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