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We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

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We met the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. We do a little behavior research of our own, and discover what scientists continue to learn from the world’s most famous experiment in domestication. The fox experiment continues under the supervision of Lyudmila Trut at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics. Her book “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)”, co-authored by Lee Alan Dugatkin, details the history and science behind the experiment. Video by: William Poor, Alex Perkin, Cory Zapatka Audio: Andrew Marino Additional Reporting: Rachel Becker Host: William Poor Director of Audience Development: Ruben Salvadori Social Media Manager: Dilpreet Kainth Subscribe: Like Verge Science on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: Read More: Community guidelines: Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: gene editing