Cancer-resistant blind mole rat gets genome sequence
"Scientists have sequenced the genome of the blind mole rat, a mammal that digs with its teeth, has skin over its eyes and lives for more than 20 years.
Its underground lifestyle means coping with no light, very little oxygen and an awful lot of dirt.
It is also resistant to cancer, like its distant cousin the naked mole rat.
The new work, published in the journal Nature Communications, will help unpick those secrets and the wider adaptation of animals to difficult environments.”