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Research Update End-Year-1 CHF-02403-MOU: Microphthalmia and Delayed Growth Syndrome in the Portuguese Water Dog

Research update for Microphthalmia and Delayed Growth Syndrome project at University of Pennsylvania provides news that project is progressing and DNA samples on file will be submitted for a genome wide association study (GWAS). Researchers are particularly interested in DNA (blood) samples from affected puppies and producer parents. They are also very interested in obtaining samples from bitches and dogs that have been bred to known producers but have never produced any affected puppies themselves. Ideally, these (presumptive “clear”) breeding bitches or dogs would have produced over 16 normal puppies and no affected puppies when bred to known producers (carriers).

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Research Update Mid-Year-1 CHF-02403-MOU: Microphthalmia and Delayed Growth Syndrome in the Portuguese Water Dog

Research update for Microphthalmia and Delayed Growth Syndrome project at University of Pennsylvania provides news that project is progressing and more DNA samples of affected puppies are needed. Preliminary findings indicate males and females can be affected, although females predominate (about 70%). Preliminary pedigree studies suggest an autosomal recessive inheritance.

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