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How Can It Do That?

In order to create such a vast library of solutions for every possible disease that could exist, your immune system does something extraordinarily brute force yet elegant.

It has a small number of gene fragments , each granting the cell the ability to identify a specific type of protein that could show up on a bacterium/virus.

The immune system then mixes and matches these gene fragments randomly. Basically shuffling the deck over and over again.

Once that's done, it's then taken to the Thymus , where the cell created is tested to make sure it cannot harm any of your own cells.

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In awe of how amazingly complex our immune system is, and how it functions on a cellular level.

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