The study doesn't prove radiation caused these alterations, but it's a good start to examining these irradiated populations
As the world's worst nuclear disaster approaches its 40th anniversary, biologists are studying animals in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ
to see how decades of radiation exposure may have altered their genomes and sped up evolution
The University of South Carolina and the National Human Genome Research Institute are studying 302 feral canines from the CEZ
to determine how radiation may have affected their genomes. Science Advances reported their findings this month.
Do they have mutations that let them survive and breed here? dog genetics expert Elaine Ostrander told The New York Times.
A recent study looked at the genetic makeup of 302 stray dogs that lived close to a power plant and compared them to canines that lived 10 miles away.
Yosemite National Park and studying how decades of radiation exposure may have affected animal genomes and sped up evolution.
The results showed that there were significant variations between the two groups of dogs.