Horse Domestication History Revealed By Ancient DNA

December 16, 2014 8:15 PM

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Speed, smarts, and the heart of a champion: utilizing genomic investigation, researchers have recognized DNA changes that helped transform aged horses, for example, those in ancient cavern art into today’s Secretariats and Black Beauty, specialists reported Monday.

Understanding the hereditary changes implicated in equine domestication, which prior studies followed to the windswept steppes of Eurasia 5,500 years back, has long been high on the list of things to get of evolutionary geneticists as of the vital part that taming wild horses played in the advanceme...

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