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A novel gene associated with canine atopic dermatitis has been identified by a team of researchers led by professors Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Uppsala university and Åke Hedhammar, SLU, Sweden.
By studying the genomes of 29 mammals, scientists have gained greater understanding of how the human genome controls when and where specific genes are activated.
For centuries man has had a uniquely close relationship with dogs â€“ as a working animal, for security and, perhaps most importantly, for companionship. Now, dogs are taking on a new role â€“ they are helping in the hunt for genetic mutations that lead to diseases in humans.
An international research team led by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced today the completion of a high-quality genome sequence of the domestic dog, together with a catalog of 2.5 million specific genetic differences across several dog breeds.
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