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Bivalve Cancer Spreads Through Seawater

Accepted submission by butthurt at 2016-06-29 21:04:59

ZME Science reports [] on a Nature article [] (full article is paywalled) 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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