Why is cancer so rare in elephants? They might thank their 'zombie gene'

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 05:24 in Biology & Nature

Maybe it’s the elephant’s genes that never forget. In addition to having great memories, elephants are known for having a very low incidence of cancer. In what might seem a wild mash-up of the SyFi channel and National Geographic, new research has uncovered a surprising factor that protects elephants...

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