The origin of the human-dog bond

Ever wondered how dogs came to be man’s best friend? You may not know this, but there is a potential genetic explanation as to why dogs are so sociable towards us humans when compared with other domesticated species.

In 2017, Scientists at Princeton University published a peer-reviewed study in the Science Advances publication, showing that domesticated dogs have specific genetic insertions (called transposons) in both copies (one from each parent) of chromosome 6 in the Williams-Beuren Syndrome critical region, with some of these insertio

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