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kathleen morrill

Hi Mary,

I’m sorry for the delay in adding American Pit Bull Terrier to the reference panel. We completed sequencing the 9 APBT candidate samples but discovered that 2 of them were mixed breed, not purebred. We have three confidently purebred APBTs being sequenced right now, so that we can complete the reference panel for 12 dogs in the breed. Then, I’ll be performing some quality checks and simulations to ensure the new reference panel is reliable.

The large percentage of unknown in Izzy’s current results do seem consistent with APBT not yet being detected.

Izzy’s and all participants results will definitely be updated when the reference panel updates. We will also send out an email notifying the update and which breeds we’ve added.

Thank you,