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(Science Daily)   Scientists finally finish sequencing Tasmanian devil DNA. There were no survivors   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 16
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2011-06-27 09:25:08 PM
Kill the rabbit!
 
2011-06-27 09:45:07 PM
The idea of human-to-human transmittable cancer is beyond frightening.
 
2011-06-27 09:47:26 PM
I prefer my headline submitted better.......
"Are you concerned of getting some deadly disease after mating? Well science has come to help you survive"
 
2011-06-27 09:51:13 PM
I liked it. Well submitted

/clap
 
2011-06-27 10:17:44 PM
I can't hear that phrase without thinking of Radar
 
2011-06-27 10:22:20 PM
I know he's got a collar and a chain around his neck, but how did they get him to stop playing drums long enough to get a sample?
 
2011-06-27 10:43:12 PM

weavermatic: The idea of human-to-human transmittable cancer is beyond frightening.



What do you think HPV does..
 
2011-06-27 10:50:03 PM

somemoron: I know he's got a collar and a chain around his neck, but how did they get him to stop playing drums long enough to get a sample?


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wut?
 
2011-06-27 11:03:30 PM
BLaughMeaugh warugg Blaugh phtttt
 
2011-06-27 11:06:16 PM

j0ebear: weavermatic: The idea of human-to-human transmittable cancer is beyond frightening.


What do you think HPV does..


HPV is a virus. What's happening to the Tasmanian Devil is direct transmission of cancerous cells - no virus involved. When an infected animal gets into a fight with another animal, some of those cancer cells hop hosts and infect the new animal. It's like if a smoker with lung cancer coughed on you, and you suddenly developed lung cancer. Scary stuff.
 
2011-06-27 11:09:48 PM

The_Eliminator: j0ebear: weavermatic: The idea of human-to-human transmittable cancer is beyond frightening.


What do you think HPV does..

HPV is a virus. What's happening to the Tasmanian Devil is direct transmission of cancerous cells - no virus involved. When an infected animal gets into a fight with another animal, some of those cancer cells hop hosts and infect the new animal. It's like if a smoker with lung cancer coughed on you, and you suddenly developed lung cancer. Scary stuff.



Well, then can't they just keep a group of the non-cancer-having TDs separated until all the wild TDs are dead, then release them? Or does the cancer re-occur naturally?
 
2011-06-27 11:38:03 PM
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also leaves no survivors
 
2011-06-28 01:23:22 AM

Get Lost: I prefer my headline submitted better.......
"Are you concerned of getting some deadly disease after mating? Well science has come to help you survive"


But then you won't get nerds making Futurama jokes from the headline
 
2011-06-28 01:26:24 AM

KarmicDisaster: Well, then can't they just keep a group of the non-cancer-having TDs separated until all the wild TDs are dead, then release them?


If you read the article, you'll see that's what they're planning on doing.
 
2011-06-28 02:15:15 AM

KarmicDisaster: Or does the cancer re-occur naturally?


Well, it's cancer, so...
 
2011-06-28 10:26:30 AM

Gunther: If you read the article


Your lips are moving but I can't understand a thing you're saying.
 
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