Can Brown Bears, House Cats, and Gorillas Teach Us About Human Health?

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The fact that humans and animals suffer from many of the same diseases is no longer controversial. But do they have similar causes? How do factors like air quality, social stress, and the built environment contribute to health and illness in people and animals?

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We live-tweeted the Zoobiquity conference today, which was devoted to discussing these questions. Some of the most interesting parts are included in the Storify below. Want to find out more? Check out Zoobiquity the book.

There used to be a Storify embed here, but Storify doesn’t exist anymore.
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[View the story "#Zoobiquity 2014 in Seattle" on Storify]

Header photo: Brocken Inaglory/Wikimedia Commons.

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