Researchers discover genetic cause of megaesophagus in dogs

Researchers have discovered the underlying genetic variation that leads to congenital idiopathic megaesophagus (CIM), a frequently deadly gastrointestinal disorder that commonly affects German shepherd dogs. Leigh Anne Clark of Clemson University, U.S. and colleagues report the discovery in a new study publishing March 10th in the journal PLOS Genetics. Credit: Beth Grant (CC-BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) … Continue reading Researchers discover genetic cause of megaesophagus in dogs