This Week in PNAS | GenomeWeb

This Week in PNAS

In the advance, online edition of PNAS this week, Joshua Akey and his coworkers genotyped 275 dogs from 10 breeds to look for signals of artificial selection in the dog genome. In the process, they found more than 150 parts of the genome containing recent signals of selection that may influence breed variable traits such as size, coat, behavior, and physiology.

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