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Researchers Identify Gene That Plays Key Role in Size of Dogs
April 5, 2007
An international team of scientists, including researchers from Cornell University, have found a mutation in a single gene that plays a key role in determining body-size differences within and among dog breeds, and probably is important in determining the size of humans as well.
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