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Elephants Hardly Ever Get Cancer, And We May Finally Know Their Secret

For years, scientists have tried to figure out why elephants are so good at not getting cancer.  New research suggests their amazing ability involves resurrecting a gene from the dead and giving it a task to kill cells.   Experiments conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago have finally unveiled the mechanism behind the pachyderm's uncanny ability to avoid tumours, helping us better understand a riddle known as Peto's paradox.  Read more...

 

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