02157-MOU: Genomics of Deafness in the Dalmatian

Grant Status: Open

Grant Amount: $120,960
Dr. Claire M Wade, PhD, University of Sydney
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017
Sponsor(s): Dalmatian Club of America Foundation
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Research Program Area: Neurology

Abstract

Congenital deafness is a health issue that has higher prevalence in certain breeds, including the Dalmatian. Other studies in this breed have found the trait to be inherited in a complex rather than simple Mendelian manner. Using a large number of samples from animals that have been tested for hearing status, Dr. Wade will employ the latest genomic technologies and computational analyses to conduct this study. The ultimate goal is to identify mutations underlying the trait of congenital deafness in the Dalmatian breed and work towards a genetic testing solution for the Dalmatian breeding community. Funding for the research is provided through the efforts and generosity of the Dalmatian Club of America Foundation. The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports the funding of this effort and will oversee administration of funds and scientific progress reports.

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