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Devil Is in the DNA

Credit: Rodrigo Hamede, School of Zoology, University of Tasmania

Death of the devil usually occurs only 6 months after tumours first appear. This is often caused by starvation as the devils are unable to feed themselves. Credit: Rodrigo Hamede, School of Zoology, University of Tasmania

By Katrina Morris

Ancient DNA is helping shed light on why the Tasmanian devil is being driven to extinction.

Katrina Morris is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney.

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