Meanwhile in Siberia. Since 1959, the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Russia has been running an experiment to recreate the process of domestication, in o i know half of You said tl dr
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Meanwhile in Siberia. Since 1959, the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Russia has been running an experiment to recreate the process of domestication, in o

Since 1959, the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Russia has been running an experiment to recreate the process of domestication, in order to see if there are genes specifically geared towards domestication factors (ie: retention of juvenile morphological and behavioral traits, dampened aggression, obedience to humans). What humanity has accomplished with dogs over thousands of years, Soviet scientist Dmitri Belyaev sought to accomplish in one human generation.

So far, the program has come close (the foxes are 'emotional' and seek out human companionship, play, etc), but they still lack the inherent obedience that domesticated dogs possess. The program is in financial trouble, but Lyudmila Trut and her staff soldier on.

Edit: Baby foxes are called kits, not pups...yes, OP ****** up

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesticated_silver_fox - Because you knew that was coming
www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/03/domesticated_foxes_in_siberia_an_experiment_in_peril_.html - Fantastic article about the financial troubles plaguing the program
www.domesticfox.com/ - Want one? Buy one

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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#1 - manazetsugi
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(02/28/2013) [-]
**manazetsugi rolled a random image posted in comment #35 at well there's an idea... ** ..lol
#14 to #1 - herpdederpderp
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(03/01/2013) [-]
How appropriate
User avatar #2 to #1 - HypomanDan
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(02/28/2013) [-]
good roll
#6 to #1 - iamtheblackgoat [OP]
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(02/28/2013) [-]
That roll...
User avatar #17 to #1 - divinecreator
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(03/01/2013) [-]
wow best roll possible : the evolution of a fox-type pokemon
#45 - alleksi
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(03/01/2013) [-]
they're like cats....but dogs.....




I want a fox
User avatar #205 to #45 - tiberioustyphr
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(03/01/2013) [-]
*Cough*They're$8,900*Cough*
#11 - Jesusnipples
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Comment Picture
User avatar #220 to #11 - snakefire
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(03/01/2013) [-]
That fox seems to be missing a tail
#228 to #220 - Jesusnipples
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(03/01/2013) [-]
Can't tell if unobservant or making a dick joke
#229 to #228 - snakefire
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(03/01/2013) [-]
Neither actually.
User avatar #230 to #229 - Jesusnipples
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(03/01/2013) [-]
I am confus

have a good day
#231 to #230 - snakefire
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(03/01/2013) [-]
The fox was spinning its tail around


tails the fox has two tails, and spins them like helicopter blades to fly
User avatar #232 to #231 - Jesusnipples
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(03/01/2013) [-]
Oh. ****.
I geddit nao.
#85 - gayboard
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(03/01/2013) [-]
Being an unconditional fox lover.

I died from this post.

I'm dead now. I'm just a ghost as I type this. The afterlife is okay.
#4 - mymiddleleg
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(02/28/2013) [-]
I want one
I want one
#36 - thalfak
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(03/01/2013) [-]
I love foxes
I love foxes
#74 - icefried
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(03/01/2013) [-]
"The total cost of importing a fox, including the purchase price to the institute, is $8,900 USD"
I'm never going to get a fox..
#163 to #74 - zionsype
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(03/01/2013) [-]
http://www.tinytracksexoticanimals.com/adoption.html

"RED FOX- $100.00 per animal NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

ARTIC FOX- $150.00 per animal NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

GRAY FOX- $150.00 per animal NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT"
#213 to #163 - fivewordminimum **User deleted account**
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#146 - metallicafandude
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#178 - workitout
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Foxes are like the perfect mix of cats and dogs! I want one so bad!   
   
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Foxes are like the perfect mix of cats and dogs! I want one so bad!

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#75 - bohemianbeatle
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#103 to #75 - lollytool
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(03/01/2013) [-]
Ghost, such a cute direwolf.
User avatar #150 to #75 - MrMouz
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(03/01/2013) [-]
Jon on the Iron Throne? Oh boy, I love spoilers.
User avatar #181 to #150 - bohemianbeatle
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(03/01/2013) [-]
It's not a spoiler, there are a lot of pics like these with the main characters sitting on the Iron Throne
User avatar #154 to #75 - aussiepridevil
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(03/01/2013) [-]
is this legit? (genuine ask i'v only just finished season 1)

it doesn't seem to make sense