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Dogs' Physical Traits Controlled By Small Number of Genetic Regions, Researcher Finds

Animals  (tags: Dogs, Physical Traits, Genetic Regions, genomes, science, animals )

- 2844 days ago -
Sure, dogs are special. You might not be aware, however, that studying their genomes can lead to advances in human health. So next time you gaze soulfully into a dog's eyes or scratch behind its ears, take note of the length of his nose .....

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gail dair (0)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 12:21 am
Thanks Nancy

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 1:21 am
TY Nancy.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 2:46 am
Noted, thanks.

Marian D (57)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 7:31 am

Gary C (5)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 9:17 am
noted with much interest. thankyou.

Debra D (11)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 9:35 am
This is NOT good news, at least for the dogs. Dogs are overbred and bred to have specific characteristics which ultimately cause them great harm.

Patricia C (96)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 10:28 am
Doesn't sound good to me either; how are they doing this "testing" I wonder. Sounds like another exploitation of animals for dubious resons, but thanks for sharing Nancy.

MeowFoul B (191)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 10:43 am
Pure breeding and selective breeding is disgusting...this is NOT good, why do humans use and abuse everything on this planetr and the planet its self, it is ra[pidly becomming a way of life, in fact I think it alredau is. If people did a little research into breeding and all the breeds of dogs they would find out that every breed was bred for a use for humans, how selfish! They would also find out that because of selctive breeding these dogs all have genetics problems and diseases, not a good thing. Humans have got to stop their destructive behaviour and experimental on stuff like this.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 11:59 am
Thank you for sharing!

Michael Masley (4)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 1:32 pm

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 1:34 pm
noted, thnx.

CollieGirl cg (26)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 1:57 pm
"dogs are a fantastic model system since they complement mouse and human genetics."

Every second an animal is suffering horribly in research.
Every 2-3 seconds an animal dies in research.
This is NOT acceptable.
You want to understand human genetics then test on humans.

Carolyn P (7)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 2:15 pm
Noted thanks.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 10:37 pm
The animals have not lost their ethical behaviour - we have

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday August 13, 2010, 1:00 am
Glad to see many caught the part about genetic animal research.
Animal testing is never a good thing. And testing on our domestic animals which are so trusting is a sin.

Chris E (50)
Friday August 13, 2010, 1:10 am
Noted. thank you.

SANDRA R (144)
Friday August 13, 2010, 1:13 am
Noted! Thank you Nancy!!

Valerie S (70)
Wednesday August 18, 2010, 11:07 am
Noted, thanks.

Dianne D (490)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 10:51 am
Hope no dogs were hurt in this study. Humans will mis-use this information gathered. I'm sorry they found it.
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