GAII-Current-Events-03222011

GAII-Current-Events-03222011 - Shar-pei Wrinkles and Fevers...

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Shar-pei Wrinkles and Fevers Linked to Single Gene - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/science/22obdog.html[3/22/2011 12:12:04 PM] Search All NYTimes.com Related Observatory: Older Elephant Matriarchs Keep the Lions at Bay (March 22, 2011) Observatory: For the Brain, a Race To Recall the Details (March 22, 2011) More Observatory Columns RSS Feed Get Science News From The New York Times » OBSERVATORY Canine Genetic Wrinkle Has Human Potential Franz-Peter Tschauner/European Pressphoto Agency The mutation that makes shar-peis' skin unique also causes fevers. By SINDYA N. BHANOO Published: March 18, 2011 Shar-peis are an ancient Chinese dog breed characterized by two singular traits: thick, wrinkly skin and frequent bouts of fever . Researchers now say that the same gene mutation is responsible for both the wrinkles and the fever. “All shar-pei dogs have this mutation that causes the wrinkles, but the more copies they have, the higher the risk to have this fever,” said Mia Olsson, a doctoral student at Uppsala University in Sweden who worked on
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course GENETICS 385 taught by Professor Brennemanandgordon during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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