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Transmissible tumours under the sea

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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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  1. Elizabeth P. Murchison is in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK.

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