Research Update CHF 02772 FINAL: Identifying Early Stage Ultra-rare Mutations as Predictive Biomarkers of Lymphoma in High-risk versus Low-risk Breeds Within the Dog Aging Project

The primary goal of this project is to test the hypothesis that breeds vary in risk of lymphoma due, at least in part, to breed-specific variation in rates of mutation in genes relevant to lymphoma. To test this hypotheses, we needed to gather blood samples from breeds at high risk and low risk of lymphoma, and from individuals of different ages within those breeds. We would then measure the frequency of rare mutations in several genes, and ask if this frequency is higher in breeds at relatively high risk of lymphoma. Continue reading “Research Update CHF 02772 FINAL: Identifying Early Stage Ultra-rare Mutations as Predictive Biomarkers of Lymphoma in High-risk versus Low-risk Breeds Within the Dog Aging Project”