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Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up

Science Daily Friday, 17 May 2019 ()
Scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The new study suggests that genetic variation explains more than half of the variation in dog ownership, implying that the choice of getting a dog is heavily influenced by an individual's genetic make-up.
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If you had a dog growing up, there's a good chance you'll own one as an adult — but is that because of your experience or your genetic makeup? Although dogs and other pets are common household members across the globe, little is known how they impact our daily life and health. A team of Swedish...

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