Project seeks to understand genes that govern canine behavior
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Going for walks, playing fetch and now participating in genetic research are just a few things people and their dogs can do together.
Darwin’s Dogs, a citizen science project headquartered at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, is looking for good — and bad — dogs to donate DNA. The project aims to uncover genes that govern behavior, including those involved in mental illness in both people and pets.