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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team from the UK, the US, and Sweden has expanded the collection of microRNAs previously documented in the genome of the domestic dog, Canis familiaris.

"Our results represent a clear improvement in our knowledge of the dog genome, paving the way for further research on the evolution of gene regulation, and the contribution of microRNAs to pathological conditions," first author Luca Penso-Dolfin, a vertebrate and health genomics researcher at The Genome Analysis Centre in Norwich, said in a statement.

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