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A so-called "zombie" gene may protect elephants from developing cancer, the New York Times reports.

With their size, it would be expected that elephants would be prone to developing cancer, as each cell division provides an opportunity for a mutation to crop up, but the Times notes that studies have suggested that elephants have the same or even lower cancer rates as smaller creatures.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

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