Thanks to the sharks we have Jaws, the song theme Jaws, the greatest cinematic masterpiece all the time(starring Jason Statham) and … Baby Shark
Now, thanks to science, they gave We have the secrets of our genes.
The International Research Group of Scientists from the New South-Eastern University (NSU), the Shark Research Foundation, Guy Garvey, the Guy Harvey Institute, and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Monterey Bay Aquarium have been deciphered in detail by the genome of a large white shark. As a result, they found several interesting facts.
But first, the genome itself. The genome of a large white shark contains one and a half times more information than a human genome (they have 41 pair of chromosomes, whereas in humans it is 23). Sharks also have a number of genetic changes that indicate the success of a shark from an evolutionary point of view.
For example, relatively speaking, large white sharks are better than humans not getting cancer. Given their size and longevity (large white sharks can live up to 70 years in the wild), scientists were surprised at how persistent large white sharks against cancer. This is partly due to the stability of the genome of a large white shark. Simply put: Big White has genetic adaptations that help save the genome
Sharks are also well known for their regenerative abilities. In short: Great white sharks are cured extremely fast. The key to their success in this area can be found in their genes. "said Michael Stanhope, Ph.D., from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. "These adaptations, which include the genes that heal the wounds, can be at the heart of the praised ability of sharks to be effectively treated even from large wounds."
There is potential for scientists to use these findings and apply training to potential cancer drugs in the future.