The genetics of obsessive compulsive disorder in dogs - and what it means for humans

The genetics of obsessive compulsive disorder in dogs - and what it means for humans

Different as we may seem, humans and dogs suffer from many of the same debilitating psychiatric diseases—including obsessive compulsive di

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Different as we may seem, humans and dogs suffer from many of the same debilitating psychiatric diseases—including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). For both species, current medical treatments have proven ineffective, in large part due to a lack of understanding the roots of the disease. But an exciting collaborative effort between Broad scientists and thousands of dog owners is unraveling the genetic underpinnings of human and canine OCD, cancer, and much more. In this compelling presentation, the Broad’s Elinor Karlsson will discuss recent advances in determining the genetic causes of OCD in dogs, and implications for OCD therapies in humans.

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