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Ancient Dog Cancer Still Around Today After 10,000 Years

Dogs have been man’s best friend for more than 10,000 years, but a new study shows it has been a doggone tough road to get here: their ancestors in the Americas likely came from Siberia, and these early dog populations almost totally disappeared, but not before leaving a cancerous tumor that is still found in their canine descendants today.’

It may never be known if cavemen called their canine companions by name, but new findings show that dogs became man’s best friend earlier than believed and have been domesticated at least twice in different locations, according to a study from an international team that includes a Texas A&M University researcher.

A study shows that early man and dogs were best buddies as early as 15,000 years ago, and dogs were domesticated at least twice in different locations – in Asia and Europe.

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