The whole genome sequence of the dog is complete, and partial sequencing of the car genome is underway. Sequence allow the molecular basis for inherited deseases to be more easily determined, leading to development of DNA tests to verify carrier and affected states as well as potential gene therapy for the treatment of those diseases. To help veterinarians provide genetic services to their clients, the molecular genetic tests currently available are listed in this article. In addition, cloning of small animals is now available to clients on a commercial basis. Information about the cloning process and possible health issues in clones are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice|
|State||Published - May 2006|
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