Deer, moose, elk, and reindeer sprout up to half a meter of new bone growth in a month prior to the mating season. Now, researchers studying their genomes have discovered how. Genes that both promote and suppress cancer are partially responsible, suggesting the bony tissue may reveal new ways to fight cancer.
Cancer haunts this Louisiana town on the banks of the Mississippi River. Residents of Reserve, feeling neglected by politicians, are fighting back against the chemical plant has been emitting carcinogens for half a century. More about the Coalition Against Death Alley here.