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Your pooch is susceptible to a contagious cancer from an 11,000-year-old dog

A team of scientists led by the University of Cambridge’s Elizabeth Murchison have sequenced the genetic material of the canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT) and determined that the now-immortal cancer is approximately 11,000 years old. Dogs are susceptible to this contagious variety of cancer, which researchers say is a mutating…

Brains of addicts are inherently abnormal: study

WASHINGTON — Drug addicts have inherited abnormalities in some parts of the brain which interfere with impulse control, said a British study published in the United States on Thursday. Previous research has pointed to these differences, but it was unclear if they resulted from the ravages of addiction or if…

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