Thanks to turtles, cancer cures can be found
For years, scientists have been studying the secret to the longevity of giant tortoises in Ecuador. They usually live for over 100 years.
Finally, scientists at the University of Buffalo in the United States have discovered that giant turtles have extra copies of genes.
This is stated in an article published in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution.
This is said to prevent aging of the turtles and also protect them from the harmful effects of cancer.
Laboratory tests on giant tortoises from the Galapagos Islands have confirmed that these animals have a similar defense mechanism.
Scientists are now hoping that research on turtles will lead to the development of an anti-cancer drug that is effective for the human body.