Genome of your "Best Friend" goes Online

Your Pet-Dog's Genome goes online...

The canine genome sequence is now available online to
researchers around the world, reports the National Human
Genome Research Institute, one of the US National
Institutes of Health.

The genome is the result of a $30 million project started in
June 2003 and funded by the NHGRI.

The genome can be viewed in several free public
database, including GenBank NIH's National Centre for
Biotechnology Information. The genome being featured in
the public database is that of a Boxer, named Tasha.

The dog genome, roughly the same size as the human
genome, is of interest to researchers particularly because
canines and humans can suffer from many of the same
diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.

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