For the past 10.000 years, humans and pigs have had quite a close and complex relationship – though to be quite honest, the benefits were pretty one sided.
From domestication to modern breeding practices, humans have shaped the genomes of domestic pigs. Now, researchers have sequenced the genome of a female domestic Duroc pig (Sus scrofa) and compared it with that of wild and domesticated pigs in Europe and Asia.
The results showed a deep phylogenetic difference between European and Asian wild boars that took place about 1 million years ago.
Andrei's background is in geophysics, and he's been fascinated by it ever since he was a child. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science -- and the results are what you see today.