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The reason why that could be a problem is that p53 dysfunction can cause cancer.
In 2015, Schiffman found that elephants have 20 copies of a gene called p53, well known for its ability to fix damaged DNA, which can lead to cancer.
The best known is the gene for a protein called p53, which stops cells from reproducing if their DNA is damaged.
Studies published in October say elephant DNA holds 20 copies of p53, an important tumor-suppressing gene, compared to only one in the DNA of humans and other mammals.
The researchers put human BRAF and P53 genes in every melanocyte, the pigmented skin cells, of the fish.
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