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Still Waters

Why huskies have blue eyes

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DNA testing of more than 6,000 dogs has revealed that a duplication on canine chromosome 18 is strongly associated with blue eyes in Siberian Huskies, according to a study published October 4, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS Genetics by Adam Boyko and Aaron Sams of Embark Veterinary, Inc., and colleagues.

Embark is a dog DNA startup company headquartered in Boston, MA, and Ithaca, NY, and research partner of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. According to the authors, this represents the first consumer genomics study ever conducted in a non-human model and the largest canine genome-wide association study to date.

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-huskies-blue-eyes.html

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darkmoonlady

I know a fair bit about horse genetics than dogs, but it's all fascinating. In horses its determined by a couple of factors, dilution or white markings genetics. 

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