What makes naked mole-rats interesting to scientists?

longevity and cancer resistance
extraordinary sense of smell
spatial memory
ability to see in darkness
Naked mole-rats are the most long-liv­ing rodents. They are known to live up to 31 years. Until 2016, when 2 cancer sick animals were found, they had been believed to be fully cancer re­sis­tan­t. Their im­muno­log­i­cal system evolved an ad­di­tion­al cancer cell dis­cov­ery feature that does exist among other animal species.

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extraordinary sense of smell
spatial memory
ability to see in darkness
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