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Blue-eyed dogs – new study reveals genetic duplication

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Striking and elegant, there really is something special about blue-eyed dogs.  Whilst previous research has shown that blue eye colour is associated with coat colour, a recent study has revealed a genetic tweak can result in dogs having blue-eyes. The study was conducted by Embark,  a dog DNA company, with researchers from Cornell University College […]

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Genetic variants may explain why dogs are friendly to humans

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In recent years, advances in genetic research have led to the discovery of genes involved in dog traits that include; coat colour, size and personality.  Now scientists have found structural variants in genes on chromosome 6 which is associated with human-directed social behaviours, which may explain why dogs are typically friendly to humans. The study, […]

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