Thursday, December 08, 2005

Man's best friend shares most genes with humans

Man's best friend shares most genes with humans
Full genome sequence to be published today
Carl T. Hall, Chronicle Science Writer
Thursday, December 8, 2005

Scientists are publishing today the complete DNA sequence that makes a dog a dog, and it turns out to be uncannily close to what makes a person a person.

Genome sequencers at Harvard University, MIT and their affiliated Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass., led an international team of scientists through a unique landscape of doggie DNA.

Molly, when reached for comment, said that she was certainly not surprised by these developments.

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