Archive for November 26th, 2008

Dog Genome May Shed Light on Human Disease

Mapping dog genome could shed light on human diseases. A complete sequence of dog genome not only helps explain dogs’ unique set of behaviors, traits, and diseases, it could also help identify human disorders. Understanding the relationship between canine genetics and diseases could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for diseases and illnesses in humans.Dog genes and human diseasesHumans and dogs may be more alike than we think. For one, they share a number of diseases, such as…