Discovery of a primordial cancer in a primitive animal – Study published in Nature Communications

A study just published in Nature Communications by an international team of researchers shows that cancer is even found in very primitive multicellular animals called hydra.
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Read the press release here:
http://phys.org/news/2014-06-discovery-primordial-cancer-primitive-animal.html

And to hear Paul Davies discuss how this fascinating work impacts our view about the origins of cancer, listen to the interview on ABC Radio National: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/cancer-as-old-as-multicellular-life-study/5548372

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