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Scientists find first contagious cancer transmissible between species

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 01, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Jun 30, 2016

Scientists have seen contagious cancer before, in Tasmanian devils, in dogs, and in soft-shell clams in Prince Edward Island. Now, researchers are adding one more occurrence to the list: a contagious, leukemia-like disease that appears to be widespread among shellfish with hinged shells, called bivalves, such as clams, mussels and cockles. Researchers discovered evidence, for the first time ever, that this particular disease can spread between species, making it slightly more terrifying. A team of...






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