Article with Dr. Edward Ginns and Dr. Dennis Murphy

Scientists have linked a gene to compulsive behavior - in dogs.

Researchers studied Doberman pinschers that curled up into balls, sucking their flanks for hours at a time, and found that the afflicted dogs shared a gene. They describe their findings - the first such gene identified in dogs - in a short report this month in Molecular Psychiatry.

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