The Broad goes to the dogs

Alice McCarthy, June 14th, 2011
  • Image design: Lauren Solomon, Broad Communications

Many people know the Broad Institute as a leader in the study of human genetics. But did you know that as part of this work our researchers look into the genomes of other animals? The following video highlights the work Broad scientists are doing to unravel cancer genes found in the purebred Golden Retriever. The goal of the project is not only to find genes that cause cancer in these dogs but also to make a link with similar cancer-related genes in people. 


Golden Retriever Cancer Gene Study
Video courtesy of Lars-Erik Siren, Broad Communications.

This work is just a part of the larger DogDNA disease mapping effort. Read more about it here.