Someone has another thread on this topic, using an article from the NYT. I thought this article was worth starting a new thread. If you must clutter up a thread with pics of your own dogs, do it in the other thread: Researchers Decode Dog Genome
To: VadeRetro; Junior; longshadow; RadioAstronomer; Doctor Stochastic; js1138; Shryke; RightWhale; ...
posted on 12/08/2005 4:24:47 AM PST
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Well, I won't clutter up this thread with pics of my wonderful dogs, but as the article states, dogs are remarkable. Yes, indeed.
posted on 12/08/2005 4:29:02 AM PST
""Efforts to create the genetic tools needed to map important genes in dogs have gained momentum over the last 15 years, and already include a partial survey of the poodle genome.""
They find there is a direct DNA link to the French poodle and the French people - Threaten them and they run around peeing on the carpet and find the safest place to hide.
posted on 12/08/2005 4:36:53 AM PST
(Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
This could be potentially interesting for the crevo debate in regards to the ability of mutation.
The unique case here is that most anti-evos accept that different dog breeds share a common ancestor. I think we are near to finding out the exact nature of the genetic changes which were necessary to produce such different breeds of dogs. It will be interesting to see the differences due to mutation. I expect that a lot of the variation in physical structure between breeds will be due to mutation of some key genes.
Dog breeds might end up being a good demonstration of the ability of mutation, just as the peppered moth is a good demonstration of the ability of natural selection.
posted on 12/08/2005 5:29:59 AM PST
posted on 12/08/2005 5:49:19 AM PST
To: PatrickHenry; HairOfTheDog
Today's Wall Street Journal
also had a version of the story.
Thanks for posting.
posted on 12/08/2005 6:05:27 AM PST
Barking up the canine Tree Of Life?
posted on 12/08/2005 6:43:48 AM PST
by Doctor Stochastic
(Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
Obvious examples include the contrasting body sizes of 6-pound Chihuahuas and 120-pound Great Danes...
Chihuahuas are descended from rats not wolves... Right?
posted on 12/08/2005 6:51:35 AM PST
("Protests at a funerals are a new low for the left. I am sickened by this" FormerMilitaryChick)
This is terrific news.
As a Dobe owner, I've lost FIVE dogs to DCM. The Dobermans are poster child for this genetic heart disease whose first symptom is often death. Sixty per cent of males and forty per cent of the bitches have DCM.
How wonderful it will be when they finally find the marker for this horrible affliction.
posted on 12/08/2005 8:21:11 AM PST
by Paleo Conservative
(Hey hey ho ho Andy Heyward's got to go!)
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