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We have initiated a 4-year collaborative project (2017-2021) to generate a functional annotation of the dog genome to improve the canine models for human health.

The project will generate the most comprehensive functional information source of the dog genome to facilitate the highest resolution disease gene mappings not possible with the current reference data.

This new genomic resource will become publicly available and serve the international research community to better understand the molecular backgrounds of disease, morphology and behaviour for more efficient treatment scenarios.

Our project will utilize the new genome annotation to identify risk variants for common brain disorders such as epilepsy, anxiety and neurodegeneration and to understand variable expression patterns in different parts of the dogs’ and wolves’ brains.

Welcome to our website and you are welcome to contact us if interested in the project data.