Statistically speaking, elephants should be getting a lot of cancer. But as less than 5 percent of elephants die from it, versus the 25 percent of humans, that’s clearly not what’s happening. A newly found gene, coined the “zombie gene,” gives us new clues as to why. This new information has the potential of inspiring future cancer treatments for humans. Watch this two-minute video to learn more.
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