Posted Jan 24, 2009 2:42 UTC (Sat) by corbet
In reply to: Beardless Bdale
Parent article: Beardless Bdale
Getting way off topic, but what the heck...
The way the guy explained it at the event, the cancers themselves are contagious. In particular, the tumor cells are not the victim's cells; they come from outside. The lack of genetic diversity in the devil population makes that sort of propagation possible. It's weird (and nasty) stuff.
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