Sharks gave us a lot.
Thanks to the sharks we have jaws, a song for jaws, the greatest masterpiece of all time in flight The Meg (starring Jason Statham) and … Baby Shark.
Now, thanks to science, they have given us the secrets of their genes. The University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Monterey Bay aquarium deciphered in detail the genus of the great white shark. As a result, they have found several interesting factors.
But first the genome itself. The genus of the big white shark contains one and a half times more information than the human genome (they have 41
pairs of chromosomes while humans have 23). Sharks also have a number of genetic changes that talk about the success of a shark from an evolutionary point of view.
For example, comparatively speaking, large white sharks are better than humans at not cancer. Considering their size and life expectancy (large white sharks can live up to 70 years in the wild), scientists were surprised how elastic the white sharks of cancer are. This is partly due to the stability of the large white shark genome. Simply put, Big White has genetic adaptations that help to preserve the genome
Sharks are also well known for their regenerative abilities. In Brief: Big white sharks treat very quickly. The key to their success in this area can also be found in their genes. , says Michael Stanhope, Ph.D. of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. "These adaptations, including wound healing genes, may be at the heart of the boasting ability of sharks to be effectively treated even by large wounds."