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Great white shark

Cornell scientists and partners have mapped out the intriguing great white shark genome for the first time. This DNA detective work can help scientists better understand the population dynamics of endangered shark species, and provide insights on how their renowned wound-healing properties and low cancer rates could someday translate into medical treatments for people.
hammerhead shark swimming

A new study of shark DNA, including from great white and great hammerhead sharks, reveals unique modifications in their immunity genes that may underlie their rapid wound healing and possibly higher resistance to cancers.