The Inner Beauty of Naked Mole Rats

How do naked mole rats live to 30 years without getting cancer? Beneath their nearly blind and hairless appearance, they've evolved hidden molecular adaptations for life underground. Research by Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov of the University of Rochester shows how these aesthetically challenged creatures live long, cancer-free lives.


Produced by Luke Groskin. Music by Audio Network, Bo Moonlight

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About Luke Groskin

Luke Groskin is Science Friday’s video producer. He’s on a mission to make you love spiders and other odd creatures.