Study Finds Chernobyl Dogs Evolving Fast.
Scientists have examined the effects of radiation on animals living near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant for decades.
A new study examined the DNA of 302 stray canines near the power station to those 10 miles distant and discovered surprising alterations.
The study doesn't establish that radiation caused these alterations, but it's a good start to examining these exposed populations and comparing them to other canines.
The Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor in northern Ukraine—then part of the Soviet Union—exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radiation into the sky.
Nearly four decades later, the Chernobyl Power Plant and many surrounding areas remain uninhabited—at least by humans.
Without humans, all animals have prospered. Thousands of feral canines live among radiation-resistant animals, many of them offspring of pets left behind in the rapid evacuation years ago.
The University of South Carolina and the National Human Genome Research Institute are studying 302 feral canines from the CEZ to determine how radiation may have affected their genomes.
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