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Dogs Likely Originated in the Middle East, New Genetic Data Indicate

March 17, 2010

photo of a dog Dogs likely originated in the Middle East, not Asia or Europe, according to a new genetic analysis by an international team of scientists led by University of California, Los Angeles biologists. Full Story

University of California, Los Angeles

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