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Why Blue Whales Don't Get Cancer – Peto's Paradox

Video   Mar 09, 2020 | Taken from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, YouTube

 

Cancer is a creepy and mysterious thing. While we tried to understand it, to get better at killing it, we discovered a biological paradox that remains unsolved to this day: large animals seem to be immune to cancer.

Which doesn’t make any sense – the bigger a being, the more cancer it should have. To understand why, we first need to take a look at the nature of cancer itself.

 
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