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October 19, 2012 10:06 AM Subscribe
Besides gametes, are there any other animal cells or cell groups that live and function outside of the originating animal?
posted by moonmilk to Science & Nature (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There's probably something obvious that I'm missing, but I can't think of any. Not counting pathological examples like HeLa cells or tasmanian devil facial tumors.
If not animals, maybe there are examples in other multicellular organisms?