Fri, 3 June 2011
In this edition of Genome Barks, we welcome Dr. Lorna Kennedy a member of the faculty of the University of Manchester Center for Integrated Genomic Medical Research in the United Kingdom. Dr. Kennedy has received funding from the AKC Canine Health Foundation for her work in the genetics of hypothyrodism, immune mediated hemolytic anemia, and anal furunculosis.
These disease are all associated with changes in an area of the canine genome called the Major Histiocompatability Complex (MHC). In this podcast, Dr. Kennedy discusses the MHC, autoimmune diseases, her research on these diseases and similarities to human conditions.