NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Alterations in just one gene appear to be enough to influence the kinds of movements that horses and other vertebrate animals can muster, according to a study appearing online today in Nature.

Researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala University, and elsewhere did a genome-wide association study involving dozens of Icelandic horses capable of either four or five different gait motions.

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