Genome Sequence a Siberian

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Dr Leslie Lyon's and her group of reseachers at University of Missouri have a project called 99 Lives in which they are sequencing various breeds of cats for their genome.  This helps with research of so many genetic diseases.  The Siberian Cat has yet to be sequenced and is in need of sponsorship so we can have our breed's genome studied.  This can help find mutations for such diseases as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) coat colors such as golden, and any number of other issues. 

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.


Thanks!
Sue Case - on behalf of the Siberian breed!

http://felinegenetics.missouri.edu/99lives


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Update 10
Posted by Sue Case
17 months ago
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Update from Dr. Lyons.

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.

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Update 9
Posted by Sue Case
26 months ago
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Update on the research: Dr. Lyons let me know that the Research is Divided into 3 Phases. Phase 1 is complete. Phase 2 is scheduled to begin this month (November). Phase 3, which is the part her people work on, does not have an ETA as it is dependent on the completion of Phase 2 and the availability of time and resources.

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.
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Update 8
Posted by Sue Case
32 months ago
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The withdrawal of funds from the fundraiser has been submitted and I should have the funds in my account in a little over a week with the Memorial holiday coming up. Once received, I will be sending our funds to 99 Lives! Very exciting! Our 2 selected cats will be able to submit their samples once the funds are received and we are still searching for our 3rd - the young HCM affected cat.
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Update 7
Posted by Sue Case
32 months ago
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The fundraiser is now over.
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!
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Lisa RubyClaw Stacholy
33 months ago
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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.

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Marina Simkina
33 months ago
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Очень нужное дело!

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Taja Moro
33 months ago
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What an amazing cause. We will make it happen! For the better future of our beloved breed. ❤️

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Nadine Scheidt
33 months ago
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I hope that you reach soon the goal of $10.00 for the genome sequencing project for the Siberian Cat! ♥

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Brenda Kuhn
26 months ago
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$100
Berstuk Siberians
33 months ago
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The health of the breed is my #1 priority. As it should be for every breeder. The knowledge we can receive from these tests will save lives! We owe it to our cats to do everything possible to stop the spread of disease.

$25
Kathy Rosenberg
33 months ago
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$20
Denise Escoto-Jarquin
33 months ago
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$50
Sally Brownfield
33 months ago
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$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
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$25
Marie-Andrée Gagnon
33 months ago
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Hi Sue! I decided to give more for the research. I gave 15 $ already, and I give 25 $ more today. Research is really important and I thank you very much to take care of this. So, when you have the results, I would be really interested to know them. Thank you! Marie

$75
Sue Case
33 months ago
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$100
Natalya Tardif
33 months ago
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$175
Pat Johnston
33 months ago
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Because I believe in the importance of this. This is for future kittens yet conceived or on the ground. The importance of this is critical. This is for my Lapis, my Gel girl and her long life.

Lisa RubyClaw Stacholy
33 months ago
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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.

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Marina Simkina
33 months ago
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Очень нужное дело!

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Taja Moro
33 months ago
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What an amazing cause. We will make it happen! For the better future of our beloved breed. ❤️

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Nadine Scheidt
33 months ago
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I hope that you reach soon the goal of $10.00 for the genome sequencing project for the Siberian Cat! ♥

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