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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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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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