Neanderthal clues to cancer origins

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Neanderthal clues to cancer origins

Postby Helen-Healing » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:28 pm

A Neanderthal living 120,000 years ago had a cancer that is common today, according to a fossil study.
A fossilised Neanderthal rib found in a shallow cave at Krapina, Croatia, shows signs of a bone tumour.
The discovery is the oldest evidence yet of a tumour in the human fossil record, say US scientists.

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