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Discover the Inner Beauty of the Naked Mole Rat

NPR | Oct. 25, 2013 9:47 a.m.

Beneath their nearly blind and hairless appearance, naked mole rats have evolved hidden molecular adaptations for life underground. In this week’s video pick, new research by Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov of the University of Rochester shows how these aesthetically challenged creatures live long, cancer-free lives.

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