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Dog Smarts

The ties that bind dogs and humans go back thousands of years, and now a researcher has figured out that it probably began in Southeast Asia, where he thinks modern dogs evolved from a relatively gentle breed of wolves. NPR's Richard Harris reports on two new studies that explore the relationship between humans and "man's best friend."

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.
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