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Dog DNA testing takes off, & generates debate

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As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too.

Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular at-home tests for humans, offering a deep dive into a pet's genes with the swab of a canine cheek. More than a million dogs have been tested in little over a decade.

The tests' rise has stirred debate about standards, interpretation and limitations. But to many dog owners, DNA is a way to get to know their companions better.

https://phys.org/news/2019-02-dog-dna-debate.html

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Kittens Are Jerks

I'm all for it if it aids in the care of dogs, but the propensity to misinterpret, or overreact, to results is a problem. The poor little pug that was needlessly euthanised being a case in point.

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Hankenhunter

Bummer, I was hoping they were working on making them live as long as us. So many pet funerals over the decades.:( They hurt every bit as much as a human relative dying.

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openozy
5 hours ago, Hankenhunter said:

They hurt every bit as much as a human relative dying.

Relatives dying is devastating if young,bitter sweet if old.Your dogs dying is sooo sad.Thats my take on it.

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