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Scientists discover what makes dogs black

November 08th, 2007

A North American research team that includes University of Saskatchewan molecular biologist Sheila Schmutz and Gregory Barsh of Stanford University has discovered a somewhat unexpected function for a gene in dogs. The gene — beta-Defensin 103 — is part of a larger family of genes traditionally involved in immunity. But in an online Oct. 19th Science article, the team shows …

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