February 21, 2024



Mutant Chernobyl wolves are developing a very special talent

Metro UK

By Katherine Fidler

February 8, 2024

Wolves living in the heart of Chernobyl appear to have evolved the ability to fight cancer – a genetic mutation that could give humans a better chance of surviving the disease.

In 1986, a nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine exploded. The disaster released cancer-causing radiation and irradiated debris into the environment, resulting in the world’s worst nuclear accident.

Radiation spread across Europe, reaching as far as the Lake District in northern England.

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