Met toestemming overgenomen van Institute of Canine Biology (ICB)
Most genetic disorders in dogs are caused by single, autosomal recessive mutations. These are genes that somewhere along the line were copied improperly or damaged somehow, but have no ill effects as long as the animal has a copy of the normal gene. These mutations can lurk in the genome for generations, passed on just like any other gene, and never causing a problem as long as they are bachelors. Lees verder Eliminating genetic disorders in dogs – too little, too late?