Dead gene that resurrected to save elephants from cancer

Researchers have figured out the puzzle of why elephants suffer less cancer. PHOTO| FILE| NATION

African elephants are the largest land animals, weighing an average of 6,000 kilogrammes and standing tall at more than 10 feet, but elephants started out more than 10 times smaller as little groundhog-sized animals, 25 to 30 million years ago.

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