Anna Kukekova On The Fox Domestication Project Origins Science Scholars On Campus

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Institute for the Science of Origins says
Anna Kukekova of Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will speak on:
"The Fox Domestication Project and Genetics of Complex Behaviors"

In 1959, a small group of scientists in Siberia started an experiment to evolve dogs from foxes. From 130 silver foxes, a line was simply selected for friendliness toward humans. The results were dramatic: not only did these foxes like humans, they started barking, whimpering, nuzzling like puppy dogs. And a huge range of colors, sizes and shapes appeared. Dr. Kukekova is teasing apart nature and nurture, even pinpointing genetic mechanisms involved in human behavioral disorders.

Read more about the project here: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/03/taming-wild-animals/ratliff-text/1

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fmi: Origins.case.edu

Evening Schedule:
5:30 – Coffee and cookies
6-7 – Lecture
7-8 Catered dinner

To register for OSS events, go to http://www.siegallifelonglearning.org/origins-science-scholars.html

For more information on OSS, call Lori at 216-368-4257

The Origins Science Scholars program began on campus in 2009 and has become a favorite venue for Cleveland area folks interested in or curious about cutting edge science with topics changing every semester and ranging from the beginning of the universe, to the origin of the earth and solar system, to the origin and evolution of life on earth, the human mind and consciousness, and evolution and human health.
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By: Institute for the Science of Origins

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