Canine research aims to shed light on knee injury common in athletes

05/20/2010 | Guardian (London), The

U.K. scientists are gathering DNA samples from Newfoundland dogs that have suffered from cruciate ligament disease, a common injury in dogs as well as people, and from older dogs that have not had the disease, to be used for genetic comparison. "This condition is also common in humans, particularly athletes, so if we can identify the genes in dogs, we may also be closer to identifying them in humans," one scientist said.

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