Tasmanian Devil genome shows tumour secrets

The genome of the Tasmanian Devil has been mapped, providing new insight into the facial tumours that are destroying the species.

While Devils can die directly from the cancer, thousands more have died through starvation, as the disease deforms their faces so badly they can’t eat.

Researchers found the devil tumour to be genetically stable, which could help our understanding of cancer in humans.

Read more at Australian National University