Why don't elephants get cancer? – Naked Genetics 15.11.14

Why don’t elephants get cancer?

Elephants (c) Follix @ wikimedia

Animals like elephants and whales are made up of many more cells than a human, or a mouse, and they live far longer. Yet they hardly ever get cancer – and the big question is why? Plus, revolutions in genetics, and a magical gene of the month. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for November 2015 with me, Dr Kat Arney, brought to you in association with The Genetics Society, online at genetics.org.uk.

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  • Page from Dawins notebooks showing an evolutionary tree (c) Charles Darwin

    01:04 – Mel Greaves – Evolving cancer

    Professor Mel Greaves, to solve cancer we need to take a wider look at
    cancer across species, including taking an evolutionary perspective.

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