Save the Devils!

In a paper published online in advance in PNAS this week, the Pennsylvania State University's Stephan Schuster and his international colleagues report their whole-genome analysis of two animals of distinct geographic origin, as well as 14 complete mitochondrial genomes from both current and museum specimens, for the Tasmanian devil — which continues to face the threat of "extinction because of a contagious cancer known as Devil Facial Tumor Disease," the authors write.

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