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Scientists Find That One Dog Year Is Not Equal To Seven Human Years

  • Category lifestyle
  • Definition HD
  • Resolution 1280 x 720
  • Duration 00:01:30
  • Year 2020
  • Language English

Scientists Find That One Dog Year Is Not Equal To Seven Human Years

According to researchers at the University of California, multiplying your dog’s age by 7 won’t give you their true age.The scientists say that this is because dogs and humans age at a different rate.They have come up with a new equation based on the changing patterns of methyl groups in dog and human genomes.This new equation can be used to more accurately compare the ages of humans and dogs.Dogs age at a much faster rate when they are young, with a one-year-old dog being similar to a 30-year-old human.A four-year-old dog is similar to a 52-year-old human. Dogs aging then appears to slow down when they are seven.By fourteen-years-old, a dog would be on par with a human in their mid-seventies."A nine-month-old dog can have puppies, so we already knew that the 1:7 ratio wasn’t an accurate measure of age," Trey Ideker, Ph.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine.The researchers say that their findings could be a useful tool for veterinarians

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