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Dog days: science finds more accurate way to measure Fido's age

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Who's a good boy?
Turns out we've been measuring the age of man's best friend all wrong.
Scientists claim to have developed a formula that can compare the ages of dogs and humans more accurately.
Their work is based on a new concept in ageing research known as the ‘epigenetic clock', which analyses the chemical modifications to a person's or a species' DNA over a lifetime to determine their age.
According to the researchers, the findings, published in the journal Cell Systems, debunk the traditional method which involves multiplying a dog's age by seven to calculate how old they are in...
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