CEU Event: Dog Genes Tell Surprising Tales

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


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There are more than 350 distinct breeds of domestic dogs, all of which are members of the same species: Canis lupus familiaris. Each breed is characterized by both morphologic and behavioral features, as well as patterns of disease susceptibility. The Ostrander lab is interested in understanding the underpinning of this enormous genetic diversity. We have assembled the largest and most diverse DNA dataset of dog breeds analyzed to date. Using genome sequencing, we show that most breed-defining traits, such as body size, ear position, leg length, etc., are controlled by small numbers of genes, that are also relevant for human health and biology.

Speaker(s):Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D

Contact: jennifer Franco
 Email: education@apdt.com
 Phone: 859-219-3592
 Web: https://www.pathlms.com/apdt/courses/39833/video_presentations/226999