DEL BASTON, CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARCHEOLOGY
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations

European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.

European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.

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Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA
Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA
Bob Grant | Jul 20, 2017
Researchers pinpoint the genes that make pooches so dang affable.
Dogs Have a Single Genetic Origin: Study
Dogs Have a Single Genetic Origin: Study
Diana Kwon | Jul 18, 2017
A new genetic analysis contradicts a 2016 study proposing that our canine companions were domesticated from two distinct populations.
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
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.
The Evolution of Beer Yeast
The Evolution of Beer Yeast
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 12, 2016
Sequencing more than 150 yeast genomes, scientists describe distinct lineages cultivated by humans for making beer and wine.
Dog Domestication History Clarified
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.
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2015
The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.
Dog Origins Disputed
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.
Pumpkins Saved By People?
Pumpkins Saved By People?
Jef Akst | Nov 25, 2015
Domestication may have saved pumpkins, gourds, and squash as seed dispersers like the mastodon went extinct. 
Three Origins for Rice?
Three Origins for Rice?
Karen Zusi | Nov 3, 2015
Rice was domesticated three separate times across Asia, a new study suggests.