Resurrecting a dead gene to fight cancer: elephants can do it!

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Does size really matter in biology? Being larger has its benefits in the food chain, but it also imposes a biological risk: the bigger you are, the more likely it is for you to develop cancer. The reason is very straightforward: larger bodies contain more cells that can potentially turn into cancerous cells. At least, that is the theory. In practice, there are exceptions. Elephants are very big sized animals, but they rarely get cancer. What is their secret?

Veterinary Immunotherapy and Translational Research

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