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Nov 19, 2020

Scientists sequence genome of bowhead whale—longest-lived mammal

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Scientists at the University of Liverpool have sequenced the genome of the bowhead whale, estimated to live for more than 200 years with low incidence of disease.

Published in the journal Cell Reports, the research could offer new insight into how animals and humans could achieve a long and healthy life.

Scientists compared the genome with those from other shorter-lived mammals to discover unique to the bowhead whale.

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