Monday, May 21, 2007

Want a DNA test with your candy bar?

How strange. Mars, the candy maker, is branching out into veterinary science. They claim to have a test that identifies breeds in a mixed breed dog….much like MMI Genomics.

My question is, what happens if an owner finds out that their dog has an “unacceptable” breed in its mix? Will the owner abandon a loving, faithful companion because its genes are wrong?

Personally, I like the conclusion reached by John Woestendiek of the Baltimore Sun…

“Nothing solely defines you, except maybe your soul.
Black dog, white dog, brown dog, yellow dog, big dog, small dog, purebred, mixed breed, it just doesn't make all that much difference.
As long as you're a good dog.”

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