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Hi Jessica,

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I had replied earlier but I guess my session timed out and it didn’t post. I don’t have any association with the breed clubs so I couldn’t say whether they’d be interested or not. The ABCA has already funded a GWAS study with negative results so I don’t know if they’d be interested in it again. And I figured the sample collection would need multiple years to acquire the needed number of samples. Maybe I’ll put out feelers in the border collie groups on social media. At the very least it would be nice to start a repository of data that is freely available, even if it’s Embark results. Despite multiple past research efforts to collect samples for genotyping, zero border collie data with associated epilepsy phenotypes is publicly available.

Thank you for your time,