What is a genetic disorder?

Posted by on 21/09/2005 in Notizie | 0 comments

Most diseases are affected to some extent by both genes and the environment. A genetic disorder is one in which an abnormality in the genetic make-up (the genome) of the individual plays a significant role in causing the condition. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in dogs, mostly but not exclusively in purebreds. These situations are often...

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Many scientists believe the dog genome holds information that will benefit human health

Posted by on 24/07/2005 in Notizie | 0 comments

A new genetic analysis of man’s best friend could help scientists explain why a border collie has knack for herding or why poodles sport a curly coat. In the May 21 issue of Science, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center report the first extensive genetic comparison of domestic dog breeds. The study, led by Fred Hutchinson researchers Drs. Elaine Ostrander, Leonid Krugylak and graduate student Heidi Parker, revealed...

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Seminario sulle Malattie Genetiche del Cane

Posted by on 12/12/2004 in Manifestazioni | 0 comments

Nell’Aula Magna della Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria dell’Università di Pisa (Via delle Piagge, 2) si terrà il 17.12.2004, con inizio alle ore 9:30, un Seminario sulle Malattie Genetiche del Cane. Ulteriori informazioni possono essere richieste alla dr.ssa Paola Cappellini, Coordinatrice didattica del Corso di Laurea in Tecniche di Allevamento del Cane di Razza ed Educazione Cinofila. Invito al Seminario sulle malattie genetiche...

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Assemblato il genoma canino

Posted by on 03/08/2004 in Notizie | 0 comments

The first draft of the dog genome sequence has been deposited into free public databases for use by biomedical and veterinary researchers around the globe, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today. A team led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Ph.D., of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Mass., and Agencourt Bioscience Corp., Beverly, Mass., successfully...

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