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Ancient DNA sheds light on domestic cattle

Ancient DNA sheds light on domestic cattle Cows are seemingly simple creatures. Their history is anything but. An analysis of ancient genomes from domestic cattle and their wild relatives has uncovered the complex family tree of our milk- and steak-producing charges. The study, published in the journal Science, reveals a history shaped by centuries-long drought and trysts with wild aurochs. European cattle (Bos taurus) were domesticated around 10,500 years ago in a region that today spans parts of Turkey and…

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