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How Cells Repair Themselves

Now I know!

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How do skin cells know what to do? Like when I cut the inside of my mouth, and there was a flap hanging there like a misplaced comma…

Yet the cells somehow knew what to do. They knew to adhere to themselves and stand tall against the neighboring flap like helping verb. Together, they could make the injury look normal, like a well-constructed sentence.

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Mary McGrath

Mary McGrath

Top writer in humor, short stories, advice and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.