Clemson Canine Genetics

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Welcome to the Clemson University Canine Genetics Research Laboratory!


German shepherd dogs are predisposed to an inherited motility disorder of the esophagus, termed congenital idiopathic megaesophagus (CIM). Read more about the genetics of the disorder here.

Lance canine/MCM is a dental abnormality that primarily affects Shetland sheepdogs. 
Click here to read 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 read the article describing this research.

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

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