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Dog Genomics and Dogs as Model Organisms


Dr. Elinor Karlsson discusses her work with dogs as a model organism for genomic studies.

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Dr. Elinor Karlsson of the Broad Institute discusses using dogs in genome-wide association studies (GWAS), and the genetic evidence for dog domestication, as revealed by copy-number variations in the amylase gene.

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Sixty years after Watson and Crick revealed the structure of the DNA double helix, the ability to routinely sequence and analyze individual genomes is revolutionizing the practice of medicine.

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