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Overlapping genomic regions underlie canine fearfulness and human mental disorders


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Researchers have identified two novel anxiety-related genomic regions in German Shepherd dogs. The region associated with fearfulness corresponds with the locus of human chromosome 18, which is associated with various psychiatric disorders, while the region associated with noise sensitivity includes several genes related to human and canine behavior and mental disorders.z2Hz_TL4sds

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Interesting article:

"Canine behavioral disorders include separation anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder and various phobias. Fear can be expressed as aggression, which may, at its worst, lead to attacks against other dogs or humans."

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