Thursday, April 05, 2007

Mendelian variation in dog size   posted by Razib @ 4/05/2007 10:50:00 PM

DNA study sheds light on dog size:
The new research suggests that a mutation in this gene [IGF-1] led to the appearance of small dogs more than 10,000 years ago.

I say that we should research a way to resurrect sub-fossilized humans so that the individual who let this mutant "tiny dog" survive can be killed. I mean, how many time have you been walking down the street and a midget dog is barking their head off in your direction? Perhaps there is pleiotropy so that small size is inversely proportional to obnoxiousness? I mean, if you're that unpleasant in regards to personality you better look like a mushed up furry ass baby!

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