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Why Don’t Some Dwarves Get Cancer?

The dwarves of a village in Ecuador never succumb to cancer or diabetes.

We now know why the dwarves of a village in Ecuador never succumb to cancer or diabetes.

By Michael Waters & Andrew Brooks

Understanding the molecular mechanism that prevents dwarves from getting cancer and diabetes could lead to treatments for a range of diseases, and even hormone-free aquaculture.

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