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Gene Mutation Linked to Mysterious Brain Disease in Dogs
LiveScience.comBy Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer | LiveScience.com ľ Mon, Jun 18, 2012

A subset of Finnish hound puppies need to be put down every year because they suffer from a degenerative brain disease that causes uncontrolled movement. Luckily, researchers have identified the gene that causes this disease, and developed a test to screen for it.

The brain disease, known as cerebellar ataxia, leads to progressive loss of brain matter in the dog's cerebellum, the region of the brain responsible for control of the body's movements and some cognitive functions...

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/gene-mutation-linked-mysterious-brain-disease-dogs-180618534.html

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