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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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Puppies and pointing

Published on October 16, 2017

Why are some dogs better at paying attention to humans, particularly human gestures like pointing,…

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Studying Cancer In Dogs

Published on October 5, 2017

When people hear that I am a veterinarian, they are often surprised to learn that…

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Finding the Genes for Diseases (and Behaviors)

Published on September 16, 2017

We know that many canine diseases, from hip dysplasia to cancer, are affected by genetics….

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Share your dog’s Embark Results with Darwin’s Dogs

Published on August 23, 2017

If you have Embark results for your dog, you can share their genetic data with…

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Sociability: a new study describes genetic and behavioral differences between dogs and wolves

Published on August 17, 2017

Dogs and wolves are very different from each other in many ways. They’re very similar…

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Dog vs Wolf Critical Period

Published on August 3, 2017

You might have seen our newest research subjects, a litter of adorable wolf puppies, on…

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Introducing the Working Dog Project

Published on July 16, 2017

I’m not a new voice on this blog, but I am a new face at…

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Helping to Build the Future of Behavior Research

Published on July 6, 2017

The Darwin’s Dogs research project is possible thanks to the efforts of thousands of engaged…

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