This article in the New York Times highlights the growing interest in using genetics to breed dogs with very specific traits -- and the ethical concerns that seem to be slowing absolutely nobody down. The article quotes Mark Neff from UC Davis as saying, "We're on the verge of a real radical shift in the way we apply genetics in our society."

 

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