Research Repository

See what's under the surface


Copy number variations in Friesian horses and genetic risk factors for insect bite hypersensitivity (2018)
Journal Article
Schurink, A., da Silva, V. H., Velie, B. D., Dibbits, B. W., Crooijmans, R. P., Franҫois, L., …Ducro, B. J. (2018). Copy number variations in Friesian horses and genetic risk factors for insect bite hypersensitivity. BMC Genetics, 19, doi:10.1186/s12863-018-0657-0

Background: Many common and relevant diseases affecting equine welfare have yet to be tested regarding structural variants such as copy number variations (CNVs). CNVs make up a substantial proportion of total genetic variability in populations of man... Read More

Joint genomic prediction of canine hip dysplasia in UK and US Labrador Retrievers (2018)
Journal Article
Edwards, S. M., Woolliams, J. A., Hickey, J. M., Blott, S. C., Clements, D. N., Sánchez-Molano, E., …Wiener, P. (2018). Joint genomic prediction of canine hip dysplasia in UK and US Labrador Retrievers. Frontiers in Genetics, 9, doi:10.3389/fgene.2018.00101. ISSN 1664-8021

Canine hip dysplasia, a debilitating orthopedic disorder that leads to osteoarthritis and cartilage degeneration, is common in several large-sized dog breeds and shows moderate heritability suggesting that selection can reduce prevalence. Estimating... Read More

Taking a broader view of things: towards a transdisciplinary approach to cancer (2017)
Journal Article
Rauch, C., Blott, S., & Stewart, S. (2017). Taking a broader view of things: towards a transdisciplinary approach to cancer. doi:10.13133/2532-5876_2.10. ISSN 2532-5876

Cancer is widely considered an abnormality that emerges from within the body and which must be destroyed and defeated. But we still do not know precisely how and why cancer starts, and while a ‘magic bullet’ cure has failed to materialise, those adop... Read More

Genomic data illuminates demography, genetic structure and selection of a popular dog breed (2017)
Journal Article
Wiener, P., Sánchez-Molano, E., Clements, D. N., Woolliams, J. A., Haskell, M. J., & Blott, S. C. (2017). Genomic data illuminates demography, genetic structure and selection of a popular dog breed. BMC Genomics, 18(1), doi:10.1186/s12864-017-3933-x

BACKGROUND: Genomic methods have proved to be important tools in the analysis of genetic diversity across the range of species and can be used to reveal processes underlying both short- and long-term evolutionary change. This study applied genomic me... Read More