How old is your dog in human years? New method better than ‘multiply by 7’

ScienceDaily | Jul 3, 2020 at 8:20 AM
  • Dogs share the same environment as their owners and receive almost the same standard of health care as humans, providing a unique opportunity for scientists to understand aging across species.
  • Like humans, dogs follow similar developmental trajectories that lead them to grey and become more susceptible to age-related diseases over time.
  • In both species, they found that the age-driven methylation largely happens in developmental genes that are hotly fired up to create body plans in utero and regulating childhood development.