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Researchers Unveil Secrets of Canine DNA

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.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.