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Animals Start New Lives After Time in the Lab

By Ashley Yeager | March 16, 2018

Scientists and others have been opening their homes to research animals after the studies conclude, with legislation in some states now mandating adoption.

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Preliminary results from a USDA study reveal that imported guard dogs outperform those traditionally used in the U.S. to fend off wolves and coyotes.

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Dogs with Duchenne Treated with Gene Therapy

By Diana Kwon | July 25, 2017

Researchers restored muscle function in animals with muscular dystrophy.

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image: Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA

Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA

By Bob Grant | July 20, 2017

Researchers pinpoint the genes that make pooches so dang affable.

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image: Dogs Have a Single Genetic Origin: Study

Dogs Have a Single Genetic Origin: Study

By Diana Kwon | July 18, 2017

A new genetic analysis contradicts a 2016 study proposing that our canine companions were domesticated from two distinct populations.

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By analyzing the genomes of 161 dog breeds, scientists discover how and when certain canine breeds emerged.

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image: Opinion: Canine Models for Alzheimer’s

Opinion: Canine Models for Alzheimer’s

By Edward G. Barrett | March 1, 2017

For research on drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases, dogs offer a better predictor of clinical outcomes. 

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image: The Sled Dogs that Stopped an Outbreak

The Sled Dogs that Stopped an Outbreak

By Ben Andrew Henry | January 1, 2017

Balto, Togo, and other huskies famously delivered life-saving serum to a remote Alaskan town in 1925—but newspapers didn’t tell the whole story. 

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image: Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies

Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies

By Jenny Rood | October 1, 2016

Companies focused on developing treatments for dogs, cats, and horses are bringing a diverse array of products to the pet medicine market.

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image: Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People

Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2016

Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.

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