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  • in reply to: DNA test results #17503
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    brittney logan
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    Hi Soi Keo Tot,

    Please email us directly at support@darwinsark.org and we would be happy to further assist.

    Best,
    Brittney

    in reply to: DNA testing #17433
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    Hi Yobana,

    Yes, we will be able to help you better understand your dogs ancestry!

    Please check our FAQ below for a full list of breeds which we can confidently report back to you on. As the research grows and more dogs are sequenced with us, so will the list of breeds! 🙂

    FAQs

    in reply to: Does the project want health updates? #17269
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    Hi Martha,

    Great question, and I am so sorry to hear of the diagnosis.

    We do have a section on your dog’s profile to enroll them in our Cancer Project. You are welcome to fill in the information and if it needs updating, you should be able to “retake” the questions.

    We hope to learn as much as we can about your dog!

    Best,
    Brittney

    in reply to: DNA test results #17268
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    Hi Elizabeth,

    Apologies for the late reply, but I have replied in more detail to your request via email.

    Unfortunately, the laboratory that is going our full genome sequencing has been backed up due to issues related to COVID. Normally, these samples take around 4 months until we have results. Happy to chat in more detail about your dog’s sample via email! 🙂

    Best,
    Brittney

    in reply to: DNA test results #17198
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    Hi Andrea,

    Normally it takes around 90-120 days for the sample to complete the sequencing pipeline. Currently, the laboratory is experiencing some minor delays, but samples continue to run through the system.

    We will then work with the raw genetic data to analyze and create each dog’s unique results. We will send out an email to owners once the results are upload to the dog’s profile.

    Thank you for reaching out and for your participation!

    If you have any other questions, I am happy to help.

    Best,
    Brittney at Darwin’s Ark

    in reply to: DNA testing instructions #17139
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    Hi Patty,

    Apologies for not including information on how to package once the sample is collected. As long as the swab was put back into the tube with the liquid, it will be viable! 🙂

    If there are any issues, we will certainly reach out.

    Best,
    Brittney

    in reply to: Dogs do die #17098
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    Hi Kelly,

    Thank you for letting us know. We have deleted that dog’s account for you.

    Best,
    Brittney

    in reply to: Access to data base #17097
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    Hi Paloma!

    How exciting, we would be happy to help out.

    In our recently published paper, you can access all of the behavioral survey and genetic data in the supplemental materials of the paper. You will be able to access it via the Data Dryad data release.

    Here is a link to the paper:
    https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/science.abk0639

    Please email us directly at support@darwinsark.org if you are looking for a particular sample set and we can further assist.

    Best,
    Brittney

    in reply to: DNA testing instructions #17006
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    Hi apologies for not including the packing instruction into the video.

    You are welcome to keep the cylinder tube, that does not need to be sent back. Please collect the sample and then insert into the biohazard bag. Then but the biohazard bag into the insulated bag and finally into the mailer.

    Thank you for reaching out, and again our apologies for not including this.

    Best,
    Brittney at Darwin’s Ark

    in reply to: DNA collection #17004
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    Hi Leslie,

    Thank you for enrolling and collecting a sample from your dog!

    We have a video below on how to collect, if you would like to check it out and see if it looks like what you did on your dog.

    If the sequencing does not work, we try the sample one more time and if it fails again, we will get in touch with you about the next steps.

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    in reply to: Quality of the questions #16984
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    Hi Simone,

    We respect your opinion and thank you for sharing.

    Our surveys were created via many validated surveys such as:

    Dog Personality Questionnaire (Jones 2009)
    Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Rating Scale (Salvin 2010)
    Dog Impulsivity Assessment Scale (Wright 2011)
    Canine Health and Quality of Life Survey (Lavan 2013)
    Dog Obesity Risk Assessment (Raffan 2015)

    In addition, we collaborate with the IAABC Foundation, made up of professional dog behaviorist to create additional questions. To conduct this type of research we need a vast amount of data, and we believe the best way to collect it is by the owners who know their dog best!

    I hope this helps,
    Brittney

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    Hi Robin,

    I am so sorry for you loss, my sincerest condolences.

    It looks like you have completed all of the surveys for your dog. As of right now, we do not have an “end of life survey”, but certainly something we could look into creating. Again, I am so sorry for your loss, but we thank you very much for having your dog contribute to this research, his/her legacy will continue to live on through the findings.

    Best,
    Brittney

    in reply to: why all the envelopes #16885
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    Hi Joan,

    Our apologies for the extras!

    You can ignore the extra blank shipping mailer, and larger bag. The most important packing materials are the biohazard, foil bag and then of course the exterior mailer with the return address.

    Thank you for reaching out and letting us know, and again we apologies for the confusion.

    If you have any other questions, I am happy to help or you can email us at support@darwinsark.org

    in reply to: why all the envelopes #16884
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    Hi Joan,

    Our apologies for the extras!

    You can ignore the extra blank shipping mailer, and larger bag. The most important packing materials are the biohazard, foil bag and then of course the exterior mailer with the return address.

    Thank you for reaching out and letting us know, and again we apologies for the confusion.

    If you have any other questions, I am happy to help or you can email us at support@darwinsark.org

    in reply to: Congratulations!! New Study published #16752
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    Hi Krista,

    This means so much to us, thank you for your support throughout this journey!

    We really couldn’t have done it without all of our Darwin’s Ark owners and their dogs. We continue to apply for more grant funding so that we can support even more awaiting participants.

    The research continues on! 🙂

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