NSU: Sharks Show Novel Changes in Their Immune Cancer-Related Genes

NSU: Sharks Show Novel Changes in Their Immune Cancer-Related Genes

NSU: Sharks Show Novel Changes in Their Immune Cancer-Related Genes

Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL & Ithaca, NY – A new genomics study of shark DNA, including from great white and great hammerhead sharks, reveals unique modifications in their immunity genes that may underlie the rapid wound healing and possibly higher resistance to cancers in these ocean predators.  This research brings us a few steps closer to understanding, from a genetic sense, why sharks exhibit some characteristics that are highly desirable by humans.

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