Shar-Pei: Genetics & Periodic Fever Disorder

A Mutation Causing Wrinkled Skin Of Shar-Pei Dogs Is Linked To Periodic Fever Disorder

An international investigation has uncovered the genetics of the Shar-Pei dog’s characteristic wrinkled skin. The researchers, led by scientists at Uppsala University and the Broad Institute, have connected this mutation to a periodic fever disorder and they propose that the findings could have important human health implications. Details appear on March 17 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Continue reading Shar-Pei: Genetics & Periodic Fever Disorder