Scientists Created A More Accurate Dog-To-Human-Years Formula, So We Made A Calculator

1 month ago   |   By Bark Post

For as long as we can remember, we've multiplied our dogs' age by 7 to determine their age in human years. For example, a 2-year-old dog would really be 14 years old by human standards .
Scientists have now developed an equation using changes in canine DNA over time as a guide-that 2-year-old dog now becomes 42.
The study 1 claims that puppies age rapidly at a molecular level, but that that molecular aging slows as they get older. It's not the DNA itself, but the “wrinkles on the genome” that change, according to genetics professor Trey Ideker. In other words, “the marks on the genes that...
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