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Doberman pinschers that curl up and suck their flanks for hours — a compulsive behavior — share a gene, report researchers in Molecular Psychiatry. Nicholas Dodman and his colleagues studied the genomes and pedigrees of 94 Doberman pinschers that sucked on their flanks or on blankets, or both, with 73 Dobermans that did neither.

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