What If It Can't Be Stopped? | GenomeWeb

A team led by researchers at Kiel University has found that tumors can occur naturally in Hydra, suggesting that "spontaneous tumors have deep evolutionary roots" as they wrote in Nature Communications earlier this summer.

They examined polyps from Hydra oligactis and Pelmatohydra robusta that had altered morphology and tumor-like properties, including the ability to be established as a clonal line.

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