Word of Mouth - Segment
10:42 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Building a Better Best Friend

Writer Evan Ratliff looked into the science behind breed development of the most diverse animal on the planet – the beloved dog. By combining and accentuating traits, breeders have leap-frogged evolution, developing hundreds of breeds in a few hundred years. Evan joins us with more on the findings of Can Map -- a project that’s revealed the genetic makeup of canine traits, and may help scientists better understand human diseases and disorders.  

Evan Ratliff's article in National Geographic

William Wegman's photo shoot for National Geographic

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