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Tasmanian devils evolve to resist deadly cancer

Tasmanian devils are evolving in response to a highly lethal and contagious form of cancer, a researcher has found.
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Tasmanian devils are knocked down — we’re talking a 9-count — but they aren’t out. Not yet. In just over 20 years, devil facial tumor disease (DFTD) has ravaged Tasmanian devils on the Australian island state, resulting in an 80 per...

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In the quest to conquer cancer, scientists have turned to the natural world for effective solutions. In this case, the details may be in the Devil. An international team of researchers has learned that two specific sections of the T...

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