By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research group reported online today in Nature that it has sequenced and analyzed the genome of the naked mole rat, Heterocephalus glaber, a subterranean rodent with an unusually long life span and ability to resist cancer, among other interesting traits.

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