Dog Years: New Research Will Track Canine Aging

MONDAY, Feb. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Joshua Akey admits he didn’t care much for dogs in his youth.

“My wife, who grew up with dogs, convinced me that we should get a dog our first year in graduate school. I very begrudgingly agreed, and have been a dog person ever since,” said Akey, a professor with Princeton University’s Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.

Akey’s turnaround as a dog lover is impressive because he’s now part of a nationwide research effort called the Dog Aging Project, which aims to help dogs live longer.

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