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Animal genetics help scientists understand diseases

| | September 7, 2012

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Not only have great strides been made in human genetics but also in animal genetics. This is important because such genetic information is not only helpful to the animal, but it frequently can also be applied to humans.

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine discussed how genetic research from one type of animal, the dog, has been helpful in better understanding the genetics of certain inherited disorders that are present in both dogs and humans.

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