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Dog Genetics Resources

Collecting samples from a village dogEvery year, dogs are are the focus of numerous scientific research projects to further our understanding of the genetic basis of phenotypic diversity and disease. Dogs are an increasingly important model system for understanding human genetic disease due largely to their unique breed structure and the quality veterinary care received by many dogs that are living in an environment shared by humans.

To help you start your own research on canine genetics (or to simply get an understanding of the importance of canine genetic research), we've compiled a list of important journal articles and useful online links for you.