Dog DNA study has important health implications

Dog DNA Study Yields Clues to Diverse Size of Breeds

  Thanks to 3,200 dog DNA samples provided by Mars Incorporated, researchers have unlocked a genetic mystery that may explain the tremendous diversity in size among dog breeds. The breakthrough research, published in the April 6 issue of Science, could ultimately help veterinarians and pet owners manage the health and well being of dogs and may even help identify genes that cause diseases in humans. (PRNewsFoto/Mars Inc.)


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