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New epilepsy gene found in dogs
Researchers have found a new epilepsy gene in Belgian Shepherd dogs on the canine chromosome 37.
By studying this gene for idiopathic epilepsy, where the cause of the condition is not known, researchers hope they might understand better the genetic background of the most common epilepsies affecting dogs, and ultimately humans.
The work was carried out by Professor Hannes Lohi and his team at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Centre and was published in the scientific journal PLoS ONE.
You can download the full research paper below.