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Identification of new dwarfism mutation in dogs also has implications for humans

Professor Hannes Lohi's research group at the University of Helsinki and Folkhalsan Research Center has identified a mutation in ITGA10 gene, causing chondrodysplasia in two dog breeds, the Norwegian Elkhound and the Karelian Bear Dog. The research revealed a new chondrodysplasia gene in dogs, and a candidate gene for human chondrodysplasias.

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