Happy New Year!

Our best wishes for a 2017 filled with exploration


Karlsson Lab

We use evolution to explore how genetics affects health. We study everything from cholera to dog behavior to mammalian evolution to understand how genes work, and how we can translate these discoveries into improved health care.


Darwin's dogs

We are following the pawprints of evolution with help of dog owners around the world. We want to understand how dog DNA changed as dogs went from living in the wild to being part of our families. Do you own a dog? Join the Darwin’s Dogs project today!


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Happy New Year from the Karlsson Lab!

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(click here for larger version) We began 2016 as a little group with big ideas for the future of science. In addition to our ongoing work on infectious diseases, our citizen-supported…

Darwin’s Dogs +++

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We are excited to announce the joining of two great projects in dog genetics: the Dog Genome Project at the Broad Institute and the Karlsson Lab’s Darwin’s Dogs Project at the…

Happy Holidays from us!

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Happy holidays from the Karlsson Lab! One year in, we have grown to five lab members (some may remember last year’s solo holiday card). It has been a busy year, capped off by the…