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A commonly held belief among dog owners is that if they want to know how old their pet is, they simply have to times its age by seven. Then, it can be decided whether man's best friend is acting up because it is a naughty teenager - or simply due to poor training. However, new research has found that this method is not based on science, and our pooches may be far 'older' than previously believed. As people, and animals, age, the number and placement of methyl groups in the genome change. By mapping these, scientists can tell the age of an organism. The researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine used blood samples from 105 Labrador retrievers to accurately work out how quickly the breed ages. The study, published in Cell Systems, found the comparison is not a 1:7 ratio over time. Especially when dogs are young, they age rapidly compared to humans. A one-year-old dog is similar to a 30-year-old human. A four-year-old dog is similar to a 52-year-old human. Then by seven years old, dog aging slows, and a 12-year-old dog is 70 in human years.
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Critics have likened Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels' actions to "a call for vigilantism" after his comments about protesters.
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After backlash for not kneeling with NWSL teammates, Rachel Hill explains why she didn't join racial inequality protest
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A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 515,000 people worldwide. Over 10.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.