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  • #14702
    brittney logan
    brittney logan
    Keymaster

    Hi Ellen,

    Once the sample arrives at the lab to be sequenced it usually takes around 90-120 days until we received back the raw data. Then we can create and upload your dogs results to his/her profile.

    Hope this helps!

    Brittney

    #14698
    ellen watkins
    ellen watkins
    Participant

    How long after it showed your Sample is being sequenced did you get your results?

    #14715
    lyn mikel brown
    lyn mikel brown
    Participant

    Hmmm. We’ve been waiting much longer. We sent in the kit in Feb 2017 and it’s been close to a year since we received that message. Does this have to do with the number of comparison DNA samples?

    #14721
    brittney logan
    brittney logan
    Keymaster

    Hi Lyn,

    My apologies, I should have been more specific in my first reply. The wait time can vary depending on how your are participating.

    Since Darwin’s Ark is research based , we run strictly off of grant money, limiting how many free participation samples can processed at a time. To combat the wait time issue, we made Darwin’s Ark into a non-profit, creating new participation levels.

    Owners choosing the Free Participation Waitlist, will have their dogs DNA sequenced by our grant money. This takes time and is limited, but we continue to keep applying for more to support these samples.

    If owners don’t want to wait for grant money, they can choose the Explorer Level where they themselves fund their dogs DNA to be sequenced. The sample goes to the lab right away, and this is where it takes about 90-120 days for results. Owners participating for free can click on “Order DNA Analysis” on their dogs profile ($99.00 if we have sample) if they would rather join the Explorer level.

    We have more information about our participation levels on our FAQ, but I hope this helps to better explain the wait.

    FAQs

    Thank you very much for your participation and patience.

    #14885
    sarah rolseth
    sarah rolseth
    Participant

    It took about 3 years before we got results and there are still a large percentage of unknown with all of our dogs since they are still aquiring breeds.

    #14734
    amy davis 2
    amy davis 2
    Participant

    I have been waiting 2 years. I started my process before you could pay to have it go quicker. It is very disappointing. At this point what’s another 2 more years haha.

    #14889
    maria moser
    maria moser
    Participant

    Mine has been awaiting sequencing since January 2017 🙁

    #14898
    brittney logan
    brittney logan
    Keymaster

    As we fight for every grant dollar to pay for the free kits, one way for us to make some headway in the research is to provide the opportunity to pay for kits, or for others’ kits (our new gifting option).

    As we gain more data, our ability to apply for a wider range of grants increases. The more data from our citizen scientist helps us apply for grants, which in turn, pays for more free kits each year!

    Our goal is to be granted enough funds to process ALL of the kits that have been submitted. Not only do we want to continue our research, but we also very much want to get all our participants the information and insight that they deserve, helping all dogs and people in the future.

    We completely understand the frustration – please believe me when I say we are frustrated as well. We would much rather be able to sequence all of the samples right away, not only for the research, but for our participants.

    Thank you all for your amazing patience and support.

    We cannot do it without all of you!

    #15025
    lindsay gaudet
    lindsay gaudet
    Participant

    Two of my dogs were among the first round of test kits to go out; it took about a year for their samples to be sequenced, and another year after sequencing was completed before any results were posted. (Part of it I’m sure is that the results section of the website hadn’t been developed yet).

    I work in health research myself, so I already knew that science is just not a fast process…. but it didn’t make me any less impatient to get the results, haha!

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