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Researchers have discovered a new gene variant underlying curly fur, also revealing an increasingly complex genetic structure behind dogs’ curly coats. Certain variants of the gene are also connected to hair growth disturbances and baldness.
A curly finding in canine genes helsinki.fi

Professor Hannes Lohi’s research group has discovered a new gene variant underlying curly fur in the KRT71 keratin gene, also revealing an increasingly complex genetic structure behind dogs’ curly coats. In addition to breeding, the finding may benefit the treatment of certain diseases, as certa...