In a test by a group of people at Princeton to find out what affects the dog's sociability, dogs raised in a lob were given 2 easy to open slides and one immovable one with a person that they had never seen before also in the room. After opening the two of the easy to open slides they then moved onto the final one and hey found out it was unable to be opened. They then starting interacting with the person in the room in many ways. After the tests they tried to find the chromosomes in which the dogs differed in for the sociability. The chromosome that came up most often was Chromosome 26. Chromosome 26 is also linked to many disorders in people also, including Autism. The researchers then concluded the gene linked to autism may in fact be connected in some way to how a dog is sociable.
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Author: Rohit Veerapaneni
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