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SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb) – Members of the Dog Aging Project are bringing together data on up to 10,000 purebred and mixed breed pet dogs for an open science effort to understand healthy aging in humans and dogs, and to search for ways of extending healthy canine companion lifespans.

During a session on feline and canine genomics at the Plant and Animal Genomes conference here yesterday, University of Washington pathology researcher Daniel Promislow, director of the Canine Longevity Consortium, outlined the strategy for the effort.

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