The Canine Biobank Project
Many dog breeds are susceptible to specific diseases because of their pedigree or genetic background. The recent advances in canine laboratory methods provide a basis for a detailed understanding of differences between dogs and how they affect many aspects of dog health and response to disease, which can then be incorporated into disease management and eradication plans.
This kind of research has proven to be particularly powerful in dogs because of the breed structure and common ancestry. This study collects a large number of samples from Australian dogs to understand gene variation that exists in Australian dogs and the impact of the differences between dogs. The study includes a team of investigators working alongside Associate Professor Peter Williamson.
Email Peter Williamson for more information.
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