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Features November 2014 Issue

How Canine Genetics Can Lead to Cures for Diseases of Humans — and Dogs

Genetics researcher Elinor Karlsson, PhD, with her running companion, Beskow. Beskow belongs to Dr. Karlsson's sister, Adria Karlsson.Ãà(One way or another, dogs are part of the Karlsson sisters' lives in significant ways. Adria runs a dog training company in Cambridge, Massachusetts.)

How Canine Genetics Can Lead to Cures for Diseases of Humans — and Dogs

An interview with a geneticist who compares the genomes of dogs and people.

Your Dog interviews Elinor Karlsson, PhD about her work in how the study of genetics in specific dog breeds sheds light on disease processes in humans, and how that might lead to treatments (and even preventatives) for both species.

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