[COMPLETED] Mapping the IW Genome
Genetic studies in dogs are often dependent on the use of a reference genome - when researchers look for genetic mutations that associate with disease they need a map to serve as a baseline for DNA code. When the first dog reference genome was was created in 2005 a boxer named Tasha was used.
An IW bitch has already donated blood and sequencing is ready to begin. A small skin biopsy is growing her fibroblasts to assure an adequate back up supply of DNA.
Additional Study Details
|CLOSED to new enrollment
|Susannah Sample, DVM, MS, PHD, DACVS