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Researchers Unveil Secrets of Canine DNA

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Researchers Unveil Secrets of Canine DNA

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Researchers Unveil Secrets of Canine DNA

Researchers Unveil Secrets of Canine DNA

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Scientists studying the dog genome release new details regarding the age and characteristics of different breeds. The findings, published in Science magazine, show that the Husky and Pekingese breeds have more in common than you might think — and that some apparently ancient breeds are not so ancient after all. NPR's Richard Harris reports.