The Method Section: Anti-cancer Genes
00:00 – Intro
01:59 – The issues of modern whaling (tangent)
03:03 – Back to the intro
03:51 – The paper introduction
06:49 – Results and discussion
08:49 – Anti-cancer genes
12:27 – Comparison between small and large
15:10 – Conclusion
16:43 – Ending and outro
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This week on The Method Section, Tom takes a look at anti-cancer genes! The world of anti-cancer research can now extend into the realm of marine mammal genome analysis. Large creatures with extended lifespans would be predicted to have much higher rates of cancer due to more somatic cell divisions but new research highlights how whales prevent and manage cancer and tumours. This makes exciting news and potential areas of research for cancer treatment!
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