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White shark’s DNA results show that cancer could be cured

The fight against cancer and the discovery of new ways to speed up wound repair can help scientists study the DNA of white shark.

The sequencing of the genome of Carcharodon carcharias revealed its huge size, which is about one and a half times greater than the human genome.

It also has a plethora of genetic mutations, which probably explain the great evolutionary success and longevity of it according to the RES-EIA.

Scientists from the United States, Russia and Portugal, who published the PNAS journal, announced that some mutations in shark DNA allow it to make an astonishing quick recovery of its wounds thanks to the direct coagulation of his blood. It is also protected against cancer by the rapid recovery of DNA damage.

Contrary to what you would expect, very large animals do not get cancer more often than humans (although there are more mutations) because they have developed advanced defense and anti-cancer skills in the course of evolution, something that is particularly noticeable in the big white shark.

Sharks have been on Earth for over 400 million years, more than just about every other vertebrate animal (the modern man appeared about 300,000 years ago).

The current white shark, having behind it a kind of evolutionary story of at least 16 million years, can reach six meters in length and at the expense of 3.2 tons, while diving to a depth of 1,200 meters to find its prey.