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DNA Analysis Indicates Domesticated Dogs Originated In Europe
2013-11-15 07:00:03

[ Watch the Video: Where Did Dogs Really Come From? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An extensive genetic analysis of ancient canines, modern dogs and wolves suggests that the domesticated animal now known as “man’s best friend” originated in Europe at least 18,000 years ago. According to the Associated Press (AP), the researchers examined the DNA of 18 different wolf-like and dog-like specimens that lived in Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Russia,...

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2009-08-04 13:10:00

Researchers are now questioning the idea that the domestic dog originated in East Asia. Scientists have long concluded that domestication of canines began in East Asia, due to the huge genetic diversity of dogs found there. But new research published in the journal PNAS shows the DNA of dogs in African villages is just as varied. Blood samples from dogs in Egypt, Uganda and Namibia were analyzed by an international group of researchers who found that today's dogs are descended from Eurasian...


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