As Dr. Schmutz explained in her message, recently, French researchers reported a new allele at the E locus which may affect some coat colors or pattern. They have found this ONLY in Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute dogs so far.
We are excited to be given the opportunity to help further Dr. Schmutz’s research into coat color genetics, and were thrilled to participate in her study.
Dr. Sheila Schmutz also did a podcast, explaining some of her work with coat color genetics. While Siberians are not specifically mentioned this podcast, it is still very informative! http://castroller.com/podcasts/GenomeBarks/2492312
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