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Tasmanian devil genome mapping may help humans too

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Scientists have mapped the genome of Australia’s endangered Tasmanian devil for the first time and found that deadly facial tumors decimating the species evolve very slowly, making it possible help might be found before the animals vanish forever. Not only that, scientists at Australian National University said…

Deadly Tasmanian Devil cancer found in ‘clean’ area

A deadly cancer riddling Australia’s Tasmanian Devil has been found in an area thought to be free of the disease, troubling officials struggling to keep the animal alive in the wild. The facial tumour disease has so far been confirmed across more than 60 percent of the small island state…