A second transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils.

  title={A second transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils.},
  author={Ruth J Pye and David Pemberton and Cesar Tovar and Jose Manuel C. Tubio and Karen A Dun and Samantha Fox and Jocelyn M. Darby and Dane A Hayes and Graeme W. Knowles and Alexandre Kreiss and Hannah V. T. Siddle and Kate Swift and Alan Bruce Lyons and Elizabeth P. Murchison and Gregory J. M. Woods},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={113 2},
Clonally transmissible cancers are somatic cell lineages that are spread between individuals via the transfer of living cancer cells. There are only three known naturally occurring transmissible cancers, and these affect dogs, soft-shell clams, and Tasmanian devils, respectively. The Tasmanian devil transmissible facial cancer was first observed in 1996, and is threatening its host species with extinction. Until now, this disease has been consistently associated with a single aneuploid cancer… CONTINUE READING


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