scientist 01: the cancer researcher – working to save the Tasmanian devil (2012)

Hear about a cute animal with the less cute name of the Tasmanian Devil. It is fast becoming extinct as it can suffer from an unusual cancer that is contagious. The Science Show’s Chris Creese asks Sanger Institute researcher Elizabeth Murchison what’s going on.

Follow-up links

  • Watch Elizabeth Murchison on “Fighting a contagious cancer” in a TED talk (disturbing images)
  • The Sanger Institute on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
  • Save the Tasmanian Devil at