NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – Bone cancer risk loci in dogs vary by breed, but a number overlap in pathways linked to bone formation and growth, researchers from Uppsala University and the Broad Institute reported in Genome Biology yesterday.

The researchers, led by Kerstin Linblad-Toh, conducted genome-wide association studies in three dog breeds — greyhounds, Rottweilers, and Irish wolfhounds — that are highly susceptible to bone cancer, and found 33 inherited risk loci linked to the disease.

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