Could human cancer treatments be the key to saving sea turtles from a disfiguring tumor disease?


Jessica Alice Farrell University of Florida

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Jessica Alice Farrell, University of Florida

(THE CONVERSATION) Sea turtles' reality is very different than the fun-loving, playful way they're depicted in popular movies such as "Finding Nemo." Far from being carefree, sea turtles across the globe are heavily burdened by debilitating soft-tissue tumors. All seven species of sea turtle found in the Earth's oceans are classified as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered – and they...

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