Scientists announced Wednesday that they have succeeded in sequencing the full genome of the naked mole rat, an exceptionally long-lived and cancer-resistant rodent.
While that might not sound like headline news, scientists say the findings could provide insights into human aging and risks for malignancy.
"If we can understand
the genetic adaptations, we may be able to find treatments which can
change the human into a more long-lived species," said Vadim N.
Gladyshev, senior author of the study published online Oct. 12 in the
journal Nature... Read More