NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The European Commission has awarded €12 million ($16.9 million) to a consortium of European research centers through 2012 to conduct genome-wide association studies on several dog breeds in hopes of gaining a better understanding of human diseases.
 
The program, called Lupa, is funded under the EC’s Seventh Framework Program. It involves 20 veterinary schools in 12 European nations that will collect 10,000 DNA samples from purebred dog species that have genetic diseases and from healthy dogs.

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