In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Dr Kat Arney reads an exclusive excerpt from her recent book, Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of life, which is out in paperback in the UK on 6th August.
Kat explores the world of transmissible tumours, looking at the history of contagious cancers in Tasmanian devils, dogs, clams and cannibal hamsters. Plus, the story of the man who caught cancer from his tapeworm.
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