Male Tasmanian devils hit hardest by second type of transmissible cancer | ABC News

Male Tasmanian devils hit hardest by second type of transmissible cancer | ABC News
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Male Tasmanian devils are hardest hit by a second type of transmissible cancer, which is putting even more pressure on the endangered species, a new study has found.

The disease is not a strain of the already well-known devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) that first hit Tassie devils over 20 years ago.

While males and females are affected equally by devil facial tumour disease, males were infected at a far higher rate by the second disease.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-06-26/male-tasmanian-devils-hit-hardest-by-devil-facial-tumour-dft2/11244402

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