Prior to us recently launching this research as a non-profit where owners can donate, we have completed sequencing for nearly 1,000 dogs that were funded by our grant money (‘free participation level’). That does not include the recent 350 that were just sent out.
In total, we have received around 4,500 samples total so far. All of the samples are remaining stable and safe until sent by owner donations or by our grant money.
Having a large sample size of all unique individual dogs participating in citizen science is absolutely amazing! We thank each and everyone one of you for your participation and patience with this research!