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Transmissible tumours under the sea


In some species, cancer cells can be directly transmitted between individuals. An analysis in shellfish now shows that some transmissible cancers can even cross the species barrier. See Letter p.705

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Figure 1: Cancer cells can be transmitted between shellfish species.


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