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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

 

Dog Genome Mapped, Shows Similarities to Humans

`Researchers have finished mapping the genome of the domestic dog.

The results show among other things that dogs, mice, and humans share a core set of DNA. [..]

Scientists had previously found that about 5 percent of the human genome sequence appears in the mouse genome. The new study shows that 5 percent of the human genome is also shared with dogs.

Significantly, the sequences that are conserved in all three species are virtually the same.’




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