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Dog Slobber Being Studied As a Source of DNA for Finding Cures for Rare Types of Cancer that Affect Both Humans and Dogs

Posted Apr 16 2010 11:56am

DNA is going to the dogs literally with research and development but this is a good thing.  If the dogs can render some DNA that help cure some rare forms of cancer we can learn to live with their bad breath by all means. image

The study is also using blood samples and the American Kennel Club has approved the research as well.  Put on an apron and start collecting.  BD

Recently conducted research has revealed that DNA found on the tongue of a dog could prove out to be an essential breakthrough cure for rare type of cancers affecting both dogs and humans. According to , the study has been conducted by the researchers at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

As per , these cancer types were essentially found in human beings and lately have been showing signs in dogs too. The team of researchers are hopeful of finding some success in determining the real genomic cause of the diseases. The DNA samples have helped the scientists better understand the disease and to work on its prospective treatment.

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