Dog Genomics and Dogs as Model Organisms
In this talk, biologist Elinor Karlsson discusses how dogs can be used as model organisms for genomic studies.
Genomics, or the study of genomes (the collection of an organism’s genes), can be applied to a wide array of scientific questions, such as when and how species evolved or which genes are involved in a complex disease. Karlsson describes the types of questions that she investigates using genomics in dogs. She also discusses using dogs in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and the genetic evidence for dog domestication.
This talk is from a 2013 Holiday Lecture Series, Medicine in the Genomic Era.
dog, genetic variation, genome sequencing, genome-wide association study (GWAS), genomics, polygenic trait