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.