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Ancient DNA confirms Altai dog from 33,000 years ago

Researchers have analysed ancient DNA control region from a putative dog specimen dated to. 33,000 years ago from the Altai Mountains in central Asia and have found that the Altai dog is more closely related to modern dogs and prehistoric New World canids than it is to contemporary wolves. Continue reading

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Genetic adapatations for starchy diet may have facilitated dog domestication

Genetic adaptations allowing the early ancestors of modern dogs to thrive on a diet rich in starch, relative to the carnivorous diet of wolves, constituted a crucial step in the early domestication of dogs. Continue reading

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