Genome Sequence a Siberian
$10,545 of $10,600 goal
Sponsorship takes $7000! We need to make this happen! Many of us have donated hundreds on an individual basis, but that doesn't help our specific breed - the Siberian!
So, let's work together and sponsor the Siberian!
UPDATE: We are reaching our goal so quickly that I've increased our goal. Ideally, we can double the original goal in order to sequence 2 Siberians. However, anything over and above the original amount will be donated to Siberian HCM Research.
Sue Case - on behalf of the Siberian breed!
Our additional cat was added to the genetic library and that sequencing will take an additional month. Once completed, they will move onto the analysis phase which will take several more months. They are hoping that by having 2 HCM affected cats in our group that they will be able to locate DNA variants.
Dr Lyons also mentioned the success of the HCM screening clinic done at Purina Farms this month - many of which were Siberians. If you have a Siberian with severe HCM please contact Dr. Lyons.
Phase 1 & 2 involve the actual sequencing of the genome. Phase 3 is the analysis of all the data and information to look for potential genetic variants. This is the phase that Dr. Lyons's people work on and the most time consuming piece.
Additional updates as they become available.
To comply with the requirements for the fundraiser here is my statement:
The funds have been raised on behalf of the Siberian breed for the 99 Live project at University of Missouri and under the research of Dr. Leslie Lyons and her team.
I will be withdrawing the funds to my personal account and it will be donated in full minus the GoFundMe.com fees.
The funds will be send to 99 Lives via the Univ of Missouri Direct Giving option.
Thank you to everyone who participated for helping make this happen!
Photo from HCM screening clinic sponsored by Atlanta FantasTICAts Club of Tiffany Fallow technician, Ruby Stacholy and Board Certified Cardiologist Dr. A. Coleman associate professor at the University of Georgia. Screening participant is the wonderful "Bazinga!" Mystic Melody Siberians. Photo credit Lisa RubyClaw Stacholy.