PLEASE HELP THE ‘GIVE A DOG A GENOME’ (GDG) PROJECT!
As you may be aware, the AHT will soon be starting its search for the Glen of Imaal Terrier who is going to be whole genome sequenced. NB. This Glen will be one that was bred and currently lives in the UK.
One of the sources for possible candidate Glens will be our DNA Archive … and we would like to encourage as many owners as possible to submit buccal (cheek) swabs from their Glens.
We are especially looking for older Glens that are healthy i.e. no known medical conditions … an up-to-date eye certificate would be an added bonus!
However, ALL contributions to the DNA Archive, whatever the age, and from Glens that have health conditions as well as those that are fit and healthy are welcomed!
The EFG Health website has information about the DNA Archive and a video demonstrating how to take cheek swabs:
If you and your Glen would like to contribute to this invaluable resource, please contact Alison Seall, EFG Health Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a swab kit: http://www.efghealth.co.uk/dna_archive.html#kit
Thank you very much for your support.
Alison Seall, EFG Health Coordinator