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posted by takyon on Thursday June 30 2016, @10:13AM   Printer-friendly
from the two-cancerous-for-me dept.

ZME Science reports on a Nature article (full article is paywalled) (DOI: 10.1038/nature18599) about a disease called disseminated neoplasia. The disease is a group of cancers which are thought to spread via seawater. They affect mussels, cockles, and golden carpet shell clams.

Among mussels and cockles, the cancer cells come from the same species, but the cancer infecting golden carpet shell clams comes from a different species, Venerupis corrugata , the pullet carpet shell.

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  • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 30 2016, @10:39AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 30 2016, @10:39AM (#367936)

    Also keep your tasmanian devil away from tasmanian devils.

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  • (Score: 2) by butthurt on Thursday June 30 2016, @04:44PM

    by butthurt (6141) on Thursday June 30 2016, @04:44PM (#368030) Journal

    post is actually on-topic, as tasmanian devils also suffer from a contagious non-viral cancer: []