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Galapagos giant tortoise gene study hints at longevity secrets

QUITO: Galapagos giant tortoises possess genetic variants linked to DNA repair, immune response and cancer suppression – providing clues into their longevity, according to a study published Monday. A team of international researchers sequenced the genomes of two such tortoises, including Lonesome George – the last known member of the subspecies Geochelone nigra abingdoni, who [ ]

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