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Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2016
Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.
Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2016
Using an MRI scanner to examine how dogs’ brains process speech, researchers find that our canine companions hear both what we say and how we say it.
Dog Domestication History Clarified
Bob Grant | Jun 3, 2016
A study suggests that wolves were transformed into man’s best friend more than once, in Asia and in Europe or the Near East.
Tanya Lewis | May 4, 2016
The tendency of Labrador retrievers to overeat is tied to their genes, researchers report.
Amy K. LeBlanc, Timothy M. Fan, Nicola Mason | Apr 1, 2016
Studying tumor development and treatment in dogs and cats, in parallel with research on rodents and humans, could improve the successful translation of new cancer drugs.
Probing Canine Face Recognition
Jef Akst | Mar 4, 2016
Dogs trained to stay still in an MRI machine show activity in the temporal cortex when shown a human face.
Opinion: On Animal Emotions
Allen Greer | Feb 16, 2016
Even if animals do have emotions, anthropomorphism and language impede our understanding of their experiences.
Karen Zusi | Jan 4, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Dog Origins Disputed
Karen Zusi | Dec 17, 2015
A genomic study suggests that dogs diverged from wolves in Southeast Asia 33,000 years ago, contrary to reports placing their origins elsewhere on the continent.
Dogs Originated in Central Asia
Karen Zusi | Oct 21, 2015
Man’s best friend was domesticated near Nepal and Mongolia at least 15,000 years ago, according to a genetic analysis.