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Sat, 14th Nov 2015

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

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In this edition of Naked Genetics

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  • 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.

  • 09:07 - Athena Aktipis - Cancer across kingdom

    Another researcher whoís trying to solve Petoís Paradox by taking an evolutionary view is Athena Aktipis from Arizona State University.

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