Daily Express|July 03, 2020
My 12-year-old black Labrador Inca got some good news yesterday – she’s younger than we thought.
Once thought of as “84”, she has now been born again after shedding 14 years to become a youthful “70”.
An American team says traditional calculations of dogs’ ages are wide of the mark. Instead, it has found a more accurate method by analyzing chemical changes in a dog’s body.
Professor Trey Ideker, of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, said this “epigenetic clock”, based on the rate chemicals are added to genes, is as good a clue to age as the wrinkles in a human’s face.
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July 03, 2020