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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 )

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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 Warud (173)
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 (3)
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 (362)
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.

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. (477)
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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