Which trait makes naked mole rat a subject of intensive scientific studies?

longevity and resistance to cancer
an extraordinary sense of smell
spatial memory
vision in complete darkness
The lifespan of naked mole rat is around 30years, while other rodents rarely live longer than few years. Until recently it was believed that they are entirely re­sis­tant to cancer, however in 2016 cancer was found in two in­di­vid­u­al­s. Studies have revealed that immune system of naked mole rats has an ad­di­tion­al mech­a­nism to identify can­cer­ous cells.

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longevity and resistance to cancer
an extraordinary sense of smell
spatial memory
vision in complete darkness
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longevity and resistance to cancer
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an extraordinary sense of smell
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spatial memory
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vision in complete darkness
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