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Pedigrees, inbreeding, and disease.

A nice article highlighting the issues with pedigree dogs, the show world, and congenital disorders.



IST ULisboa - DEI - Associate professor job opening

Being a school of excellency is what every university aims for. However, the meaning of such aim depends on the beholder.

Recently, the Computer Science and Engineering department ( 298 more words

CRISPR for Conservation

I’ve got this feeling that CRISPR is the next PCR.  Have you ever met someone who was an early adopter of PCR?  No, I mean an… 1,179 more words


Washed Up

Today on Museum Bites we’ll tackle the tricky and often smelly business of 16th-century personal hygiene.  We’ll also get up close and personal with the mighty Habsburg clan, and their cautionary tale on the dangers of close family connections.   918 more words


What We're Reading- Feb 17, 2017

Endangered Populations Growing in Size But Still at Risk
The Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii) is a near threatened bird species that once inhabited forests throughout New Zealand, but is now constricted to near shore islands devoid of introduced predators.   312 more words


Man's Best Friend or Lab Experiment: Love a Mongrel & Stand up for Canine Health & Diversity

I love my girls, even though they outweigh what I was told their adult weight would be by about forty pounds. It turned out the Miniature Pinscher-Chihuahua mix was on their mom’s side only, and she turned out to be a bit of a tramp. 494 more words

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