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Ancient Dog Cancer Hints at First Canine Host (1 of 3)

Caption: Simba, a 4-year-old domestic dog from Buyubi Village in Tanzania, exhibits symptoms of canine transmissible venereal tumor. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the 24 Jan., 2014, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Elizabeth P. Murchison at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, UK, and colleagues was titled, "Transmissable Dog Cancer Genome Reveals the Origin and History of an Ancient Cell Lineage."

Credit: [Image courtesy of Anna Czupryna]

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