Once again, in parallel to Claire's data science and computer science threads, I thought I could start this one for Life Science enthusiasts here too, trusting some of you are out there... :)
One of my recent favorite ones is on the discovery of a gene called LIF6
and how it functions in elephants, which protects them against cancer. This might help finding more insights for humans to fight against cancer: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/resurrected-gene-may-protect-elephants-cancer
It is fascinating to see that such big animals are less susceptible to cancer despite their size. Have you heard about this before and What are your thoughts on this?
Also what would be your favorite article or news in Life Sciences and why?
Please feel free to share such articles and news here as you come across them. Thank you.