BBC: World's oldest-known living cancer '11,000 years old'

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  • GodZoo

    The world's oldest-known living cancer dates back 11,000 years, according to UK scientists.

    It arose in a single dog and has survived in canines ever since, with the cancer cells passing between animals when they mate.

    A team led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge decoded the DNA of the cancer.

    It revealed the "genetic identikit" of an ancient husky-like dog, which first developed the disease.

    So.. it seems that despite man being only 6,000 years old and 5,000 years before imperfection entered humanity and the natural world and when Genesis 1:31 stated: "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good."

    He was already killing dogs and set them up to die very slow and painful deaths.

  • Richard_I

    Also, something I learned just a few months ago - dinosaurs had cancer. Dinosaurs, who preceded man, had cancer.

  • Saintbertholdt


    A bit off topic, the oldest living human cancer cells come from a lady named Henrietta Lacks (HeLa) who died in 1951.

    Her cervical cancer cells are still cultured to this very day for use in all sorts of scientific research.

    So ironically Henrietta's cancer has outlived her by 64 years.

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