Recent evolution in dogs and people show "striking parallelism," researchers led by Chung-I Wu and Ya-ping Zhang from the Chinese Academy of Sciences report in Nature Communications. Wu, Zhang, and their team performed whole-genome sequencing of four grey wolves, three Chinese indigenous dogs, and three modern dog breeds.

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