Antlers: The Secret to Deer’s Cancer-Fighting Superpowers

Antlers: The Secret to Deer's Cancer-Fighting Superpowers

Antler cells divide really fast, and with their super-fast growth, antlers resemble tumors in some ways. But animals in the deer family are less likely to get cancer than many other organisms, and a recent genetics study may have revealed why.

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Sources:

https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/300565
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6446/eaav6335.full
http://pathology.jhu.edu/pc/BasicTypes1.php
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1501282/
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/TP53
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