Genome sequence of the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber)

EB Kim, X Fang, AA Fushan, Z Huang, AV Lobanov, L Han, SM Marino, X Sun, AA Turanov, P Yang, SH Yim, X Zhao, MV Kasaikina, N Stoletzki, C Peng, P Polak, Z Xiong, A Kiezun, Y Zhu, Y Chen, GV Kryukov, Q Zhang, L Peshkin, L Yang, RT Bronson … & VN Gladyshev
Here is the genome of the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber), one of the only two known eusocial mammals. It is a fascinating species, due not only to its unique behavior but also to its unique physiology. Among its unusual characteristics, it has the longest lifespan of all rodent species, is a poikilotherm, is highly resistant to cancer, and does not sense certain types of pain. The genome of an individual male naked mole rat...