Sit. Fetch. Roll-over. Humans have been trying to teach dogs for tens of thousands of years. But when it comes to the genetics of cancer, it turns out dogs have a lot to teach us, as well.
Different as we may seem, humans and dogs are genetically-speaking quite similar. Almost all canine genes have a matching gene in the human genome. Given this correlation, it’s no surprise that dogs suffer from many of the same genetic disorders as human, including cancer.