Cells. They assemble, thrive, and cooperate to compose an organism, simple or complex. And like any living thing, they die. They die by catastrophe, they become sabotaged by condition, or they remove themselves on command from within or without. Each small life is followed by a death, to the benefit or the harm of the whole. Our story, here, is not of how each quietus occurs, but instead, of our ongoing effort to understand these tiny demises, to manipulate them, and to some day control them.
This is an adaptation of the play by the same name from PhD Douglas Green in collaboration with illustrator Mana De alba and M in SC Sarah Ratkovich.
Cell's Dilemma was originally published in The FEBS Journal, on February 2016, Volume 283, Issue 14