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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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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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