Doggy DNA Samples Sought

Posted by Editors on November 29, 2023

The Dog Genome Project at the National Institutes of Health is hoping you’ll help them out with DNA samples for the following projects:
  • Bladder Cancer (transitional cell carcinoma): Samples are needed from any dog with bladder cancer. Also, if your dog is healthy (without bladder cancer) and ten or older, and a Scottish Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, or Shetland Sheepdog, please participate.
  • Behavior: Samples sought from any breed or mix competing in flyball.
  • Rare breeds: Samples sought from any newly AKC-recognized, AKC FSS, or international non-AKC-recognized breed.
Are you able and willing to donate a doggy DNA sample to citizen science for the good of dog and human cancer? Email to find out how to participate!
And don’t forget to listen to our podcast with Dr. Elaine Ostrander, who leads this NIH department!

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