Genetics And Evolution Of The Dog

Hounds, terriers, beagles, boxers, shepherds, schnauzers and mutts: What other species of animal comes in as many shapes and sizes as our best friend the dog? In this hour, we'll look at the genetics and evolution of the dog. How and when did dogs diverge from their wolf ancestors? And what can we learn about human diseases by studying the canine genome? We'll also take a look at the unique relationship dogs have with people. They were the first domesticated animal to move in with humans. What has allowed us to live together so successfully?


Elaine Ostrander
Canine Genome Project
*Member, Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
*Affiliate professor, University of Washington

Gordon Lark
*Professor of biology at the University of Utah

Brian Hare
*Anthropologist, Max Planck Institute
*Harvard University

Robert Wayne
*Professor, organismic biology, ecology and evolution at the University of California, Los Angeles

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