READ & REPLY ANSWERS: It’s all about good genes [April 1, 2021]

  • Marine mammals such as dolphins and whales tend to be resistant to cancer
  • Scientists have been researching the genes that limit the growth of tumours
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These magnificent creatures could help human health

1. They have a long lifespan and tend to be resistant to cancer.

2. cetaceans

3. because they have more cells in their body, and a higher change that the cells can develop into cancer

4. 200 years

5. tumour suppressor genes

6. They are huge.

7. special properties in their tumour-suppressing genes and a fast turnover rate of these genes

8. It has a lower number of gene copies.

9. It could help them to find treatments for cancer and age-related diseases.

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