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DNA traces dogs back to South East Asia

A DNA study has revealed that dogs split from grey wolves in South East Asia 33,000 years ago. "We then found out that dogs from South East Asia stand out from all other dog populations, because they have the highest genetic diversity and are genetically closest to the wolf." Savolainen, who is

All chickens descend from south east Asia

New DNA research has revealed that all chickens descend from a few common ancestors who lived in South East Asia. Project researcher Dr Alison Storey says chickens have been domesticated for at least 5400 years and it has been difficult to determine the ancient origin and dispersal of chickens because of

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