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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