Interesting article on why elephants with who have 100 x more cells than humans have less cancer occurrence instead of more. Researchers found that:
“elephants have 38 additional modified copies (alleles) of a gene that encodes p53, a well-defined tumor suppressor, as compared to humans, who have only two”
So more encoded P53 has an influence on cancer occurence. That supports a hypothesis that if we can encourage our lone 2 genes to produce more P53 that may help us too.
Here the link: