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Tasmanian devils may survive their own pandemic – EurekAlert

Researchers have found strong evidence that a transmissible cancer that has decimated Tasmanian devil populations likely won’t spell their doom. For the first time,…

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PULLMAN, Wash. — Amid the global COVID-19 crisis, there is some good news about a wildlife pandemic–which may also help scientists better understand how other emerging diseases evolve.
Researchers have found strong evidence that a transmissible cancer that has decimated Tasmanian devil populations likely won’t spell their doom.
For the first time, a research team led by Washington State University biologist Andrew Storfer employed genomic tools of phylodynamics, typically used to track viruses,…

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