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Domestication of Dogs

Dog were the first animals our ancestors domesticated, and whether in Asia or Europe which perhaps suggests why the details are so unclear, but this article from the i paper last Friday clarifies it: New research suggests ┬áthat… two sets of dogs emerging independently from separate wolf populations on opposite sides of the Eurasian landmass. … Continue reading


Neanderthal Inheritance

Neanderthal Inheritance

Here’s an interesting piece on our genetic makeup from last week’s i newspaper: “Many modern health problems, from depression to nicotine addiction could have their origins i the limited interbreeding that took place between our early ancestors and Neanderthals more than 40,000 year ago, scientists said. A study of 28,000 people’s DNA found that some … Continue reading