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Researchers Discover Evolutionary Event Underlying the Origin of Dachshunds, Dogs With Short Legs
July 16, 2009
A single evolutionary event appears to explain the short, curved legs that characterize all of today's dachshunds, corgis, basset hounds and at least 16 other breeds of dogs, a team led by the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, reported today.
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