A fetching model organism

Cell. 2006 Jan 27;124(2):229-31. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2006.01.008.


The creation of the domestic dog and its many breeds has been an ongoing experiment in the rapid evolution of form and function. Now, advances in genomics have made Canis familiaris genetically tractable and poised to offer insights into evolution, development, and behavior.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Dogs / classification
  • Dogs / genetics*
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genomics*
  • Models, Animal