DNA and mutts

I went to the vet recently, and we told him we didn’t know the breed of one of our two dogs. (One is a pure bred golden.) He said that for a (not small) fee we could get a DNA test that would tell us exactly what mix of breeds our dog was. It would also indicate if it was bipolar or not. (Just kidding!)

photo contributed to the Gazette

The vet sort of scoffed at the idea. But I could see that some people would love to get this genetic info.

Knine Rescue, a dog adoption agency, was recently using this test as a fund raiser. The DNA test was being done by MetaMorphix, an animal genomics company headquartered in Beltsville.


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