Scientists find key ‘friendliness’ genes that distinguish dogs from wolves

Scientists find key ‘friendliness’ genes that distinguish dogs from wolves

A socialized wolf gets to know a researcher. Scientists say they’ve identified certain genetic changes that may have made dogs friendlier than wolves. (Monty Sloan)

Mira Abed

Your dog is basically a super social wolf, and scientists may have found the gene that makes him want to cuddle with you.

A new study shows that friendliness in dogs is associated with the same genes that make some people hyper-social…