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WSU recruiting dogs to participate in drug metabolism study

WSU researchers are recruiting for a study they hope will lead to the development of a test to determine if a dog is at risk of significant adverse reactions to commonly used veterinary drugs. The Drugs Optimized by Genomics (D.O.G.) study is focused on a group of liver enzymes, the cytochrome P450, responsible for metabolizing drugs, chemicals and even contaminants from the environment.