Another Reason Why Dogs Are Our Friends
"The Canine Genome Project was developed to build a comprehensive genetic understanding of the canine genome.
Its primary goals are to map and identify genetic markers linked to inherited diseases, and to use this information to improve the overall health of the canine population and further understanding of the many complex diseases that arise in the canine genome.
The Canine Genome Project began at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (in Seattle) but is now included in the National Institutes of Health. It involves veterinarians, population geneticists, molecular biologists, statisticians and computer scientists working to discover underlying canine genetic structure and disease susceptibility.
The canine study of the genotype/phenotype relationship and the analysis of the causes of many genetic diseases, with simple or complex inheritance, will benefit dogs but also the human population.
This rich potentiality is due to the natural history of dogs whose domestication from wolves dated back at least 15,000 years. All modern dogs originated from a limited number of female wolves from Eastern Asia. But humans have created over 350 breeds, each of them corresponding to a genetic isolate and altogether offering a unique panel of polymorphism never encountered in any other mammals.
The Canine Genome Project is accepting canine DNA samples in the form of cheek swabs or blood samples from specific breeds of purebred, registered dogs. To check the list of breeds needed, please visit the research site."
Today's fragrance is NellyRodi Parfum 4: CACAO by perfumer Dorothée Piot of SYMRISE with notes of Patchouli, Vanilla, Incense, Myrrhe, Styrax and Castoreum.
WHAT did they do to these notes to make this smell so bad? ICK! ICK! ICK! The plastick-y smell of a chocolate Easter Bunny gone bad! Who suffered through an electrical fire! Just awful.
In all fairness, I despise chocolate scents. But this really is intolerable. I see that the same perfumer is responsible for the rose and amber -- my two favorite -- scents coming up.
Oh please, let her not be to blame for this. Let it be poor quality ingredients, let it be a bad batch, let it be anything but the perfumer's fault. Nobody wants to take the hit for this one.
MANE = 0 for 2
ROBERTET = 1 for 1
SYMRISE = 0 for 1