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Launch of the WSU Program in Individualized Medicine

May 25, 2015
Carlee, a 7-year-old yellow lab, is a mutant. Like many of her human redheaded counterparts, Carlee has a mutation in the MC1-R gene, or melanocortin 1 receptor. The gene is responsible for producing melanin, a pigment that determines hair, or in this case, coat color. Because humans with red hair often have a lower threshold for thermal pain, researchers at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine wondered if they would find similar results in ...
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