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Human Albino Gene Found in Dogs

Dogs and people have more in common than a love of Frisbees and long walks on the beach. A new study finds that certain dogs, just like certain humans, carry a gene mutation that causes albinism - a condition that results in little or no pigment in the eyes, skin and hair. Credit: Flickr/Dimmerswitch The study by researchers at Michigan State University identifies the exact genetic mutation that leads to albinism in Doberman Pinschers, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and dog breeders until now. Interestingly, the same mutated gene that causes albinism in this dog breed is also associated with a form of albinism in humans. "What we found was a gene mutation that results in a...

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