Great white shark genome may hold hints of how to fight cancer

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Researchers mapping the genome of great white sharks have discovered results that could have implications in fighting cancer and age-related diseases in the future.

Fred Whoriskey, a shark researcher with Dalhousie University’s Ocean Tracking Network, was not surprised to hear about the results of the study, primarily because the animals have been around for hundreds of millions of years.

“They have been solving all sorts of problems over those hundreds of millions of years and you would expect their genome to have gotten to address a lot of these kinds of issues,” Whoriskey said.

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The Chronicle Herald (23, Feb. 2019)

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