Research

A novel variant in the VWF gene is associated with von Willebrandt Disease Type II

Von Willebrand disease is the most common inherited bleeding disorder in dogs, caused by deficient or defective plasma von Willebrand Factor (vWF), a blood clotting protein. Five different genetic variants in the vWF encoding gene have been previously associated to different forms of vWD: Type I, Type II and Type III in dogs. The study published earlier this month, suggest a novel variant as a candidate causal variant for vWD Type II in German Shorthaired Pointer and German Wirehaired Pointer (Vos-Loohuis M et al., 2017).

The dog, the DNA test, and the scientist – a reflection on four years of panel screening

When we first launched the MyDogDNA® (Optimal Selection™ in the United States) DNA test in 2013, we took a giant leap into unexplored territory. To be honest (and we Finns typically are), pioneering a whole new way of thinking about dog DNA testing was not the easiest thing to do. 

If you had been able to listen in on the conversations at our laboratory office back then, you would probably have heard us asking ourselves questions such as: 

New study on the canine breed disease heritage gives a comprehensive insight into the breed distribution of disease related genetic risk variants

The MyDogDNA research team of Genoscoper Laboratories Oy, Finland, has in collaboration with scientists from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, published the results from the most comprehensive investigation into the canine breed disease heritage to date.

Novel Neurodegenerative Disease and Gene Identified with the Help of Man’s Best Friend - Test Available Soon within MyDogDNA Testing Services

Press release by canine genetics research group led by Professor Hannes Lohi at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Center.

News on New Storage Disease Test for Lagottos

We have received a lot of questions regarding the new storage disease test for Lagottos.
The Canine Genetics Research Group at the University of Helsinki has published today information about new testing possibilities within the ongoing study.

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