Odkrit gen za PRA pri pasmi Tibetanski terier in Tibetanski španjel

Naš klub je že pred več kot desetletjem poslal finančni prispevek organizaciji ATH (Animal Health Trust) v Veliki Britaniji in zdaj je gen končno odkrit. V spodnjem tekstu je zahvala za naš prispevek.

O testu vas bomo obvestili po 08.07.2013.

Date: 3 May 2013
Subject: New DNA test available from AHT

Dear all,

I am very pleased to be able to tell you that geneticists from the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust have identified a mutation that causes progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in the Tibetan Spaniel and Tibetan Terrier.

A DNA test based on this mutation will become available July 8th, 2013.

The mutation was identified by Louise Downs, as part of her PhD studies, and represents the culmination of over a decade of investigation by Louise and other members of the research team into this condition.

There are many people I would like to thank for their contributions towards this success, including all the owners and ophthalmologists who have contributed DNA and information from their dogs & patients to the project and the PetPlan Charitable Trust, the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and all the Breed Clubs and individuals who have supported the research financially.

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