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What is a dog breed?

Published on October 2, 2018

When we think of dogs, we often think of dog breeds, from the tiny Chihuahua…

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The Working Dog Project: working dogs are mission critical!

Published on September 4, 2018

The Working Dog Project has been running for a year now – we’ve found our…

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Darwin’s Ark has launched!

Published on August 1, 2018

After years of research and discovery, the genetics and behavior teams of Darwin’s Dogs have…

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Acari Project

Published on July 13, 2018

It’s that time of year again! Warm weather is upon us and is bringing us…

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We want to know what science questions you have!

Published on May 22, 2018

Hello, Darwin’s dog’s participants! We are reaching out because we want to hear from you…

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Finding the genes for diseases (and behaviors) in dogs, part 2

Published on April 12, 2018

So you’re trying to figure out which genes influence a particular trait, like aggression in…

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How we get information from your dogs DNA

Published on March 1, 2018

In a recent post, Michele walked you through the process we use to extract DNA…

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Asking Questions About Dogs

Published on December 16, 2017

Darwin’s Dogs loves to ask people questions about their dogs. We do it for science!…

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What is bioinformatics?

Published on December 14, 2017

Hello, Darwin’s Dogs members! It is I, our group’s staff bioinformaticist, here to answer the…

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New paper shows how dogs can help advance OCD research

Published on November 17, 2017

This week, we published a study (Noh et al., Nature Communication 2017) where we identify…

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