PEDIGREE DOG STUDY MAY UNVEIL SECRETS OF HUMAN GENETIC DISORDERS

BY MONICA DOBIE

DOGS may provide some answers to the mystery of genetic illnesses in people through a new European Union (EU) project called LUPA that will try to pinpoint such disorders in canines. The work could prove to be valuable as humans share many of the same diseases.
Veterinary clinics from 12 European countries will collect 10,000 DNA samples from a large cohort of dogs either healthy or suffering from a range of 18 defined diseases of relevance to human health such as cancer, heart disease and epilepsy.
To date, despite major ...


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