Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Corgi Gave Up Her Legs for Science

Jesse, my Pembroke Welsh Corgi is showing off her gams in honor of a study posted on "Not Exactly Rocket Science". Heidi Parker, leading a team of scientists from the National Human Genome Research Institute has found that short-legged dogs have and extra copy of the FGF4 gene for bone growth causing them to become, um, short-legged. It is hoped that this discovery will lead to effective ways of dealing with dwarfism in humans. Hurray for short legged dogs, oh, and Heidi Parker's team too.

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