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If we aren’t careful, we could miss the chance to learn cancer-fighting secrets from threatened whales and elephants

The loss of vulnerable mammals means scientists could miss out on useful quirks in their genetics ...
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Hunting ivory smugglers with DNA tests

Conservationists have developed a new high-tech strategy to trace the cartels that smuggle much of the illegal ivory around the ...
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‘Zombie gene’ could explain why elephants rarely get cancer

[B]igger animals, which have more cells, should have greater occurrences of cancer. By that reasoning, elephants, with hundreds of times ...
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Elephants rarely get cancer. Can humans borrow their genetic strategies?

Elephants have 100 times as many cells as humans. But they seldom get cancer. This is surprising, because cancer is ...
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Can the evolution of elephants show us how to treat, prevent cancer?

Elephants have had 55 million years to figure out how to resist cancer. An analysis shows that elephants express many ...