Dog Breeds And The Fascinating Links To Human Disease

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wolf dog evolution tree

Evolution From Wolf To Dog Breeds

‘Dog, a man’s best friend’ is an often heard saying but our furry friends had their start performing many unique jobs, not just the ubiquitous funny social media posts we all love!

Researchers have published the most detailed evolutionary tree of dogs to date. The study discloses how various kinds of dogs were bred for certain jobs, like herding livestock or keeping predators at bay.

Better mapping of dog breeds in turn is helping geneticists better forecast how the incidence of disease appears in human populations.

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