Naked Mole Rat Could Be Key to Aging and Cancerthe daily dish
People share 178 unique gene families with mole rats. "Humans and naked mole rats live between four and five times as long as they should," added Buffenstein. Since we are fairly similar, researchers say the key is to find the pathways that make the rats age better and stay cancer-free, then find a way to modify human genes to do the same. Watch the video to learn more about these underground critters and how they could be the key to staying cancer-free.
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