domestication
Unexpectedly Wild
Unexpectedly Wild
Karen Zusi | Sep 1, 2015
Genomic analysis reveals pigs interbred with wild boars during domestication.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2015
The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated
America’s First Pooches
America’s First Pooches
Jenny Rood | Jan 27, 2015
Study of ancient dog DNA sheds light on early Americans’ relationships with their pets.
New ID for Dingoes
New ID for Dingoes
Kerry Grens | Apr 2, 2014
Once thought to be feral dogs, dingoes are actually a separate taxon from their domesticated relatives.
Dog-Wolf Split
Dog-Wolf Split
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2014
Yet another genetic study of modern canines, both wild and domestic, supports the notion that humans domesticated dogs before growing crops.
Herding Cats
Herding Cats
Abby Olena | Dec 17, 2013
Examination of bones found in a Chinese village suggests that domesticated felines lived side-by-side with humans 5,300 years ago.
Origin of Domestic Dogs
Origin of Domestic Dogs
Ed Yong | Nov 14, 2013
New analysis suggests that domestic dogs evolved from European wolves that interacted with human hunter-gatherers.
On Point
On Point
Abby Olena | Oct 11, 2013
Researchers demonstrate that elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food.
Catch My Drift?
Catch My Drift?
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Dogs are proving to be more in tune to human communication than any other animal, but how much they really understand about people’s intentions is up for debate.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Chris Palmer | Jun 24, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes