The dog genome is in. I should be ‘Blogging the potential benefits for genetic research of our being able to compare a whole collection of small, genetically isolated populations, but you want to read about the weirdness. It turns out that some pure breeds are ancient, close relatives of the wolf. This particular subgroup includes the Samoyed, the Siberian Husky, the Alaskan Malamute and, er, the Pekingese.