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Clemson Canine Genetics

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Welcome to the Clemson University Canine Genetics Research Laboratory!

Lance canine/MCM is a dental abnormality that primarily affects Shetland sheepdogs. Click here to learn about the genetics of this condition.


Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease of the skin and muscle that affects collies and Shetland sheepdogs.  Click here to read about the genetics of the disease.

Merle is caused by an insertion in a pigmentation gene known as SILV. Click here to view the article describing this research.

The Clark Lab at Clemson University is studying inherited diseases and other genetic phenotypes in the dog.

 Please feel free to contact us at canine_genomics@yahoo.com