Last Updated on March 8, 2017 : :

The AHT is pleased to confirm that by the end of 2017 they will have sequenced the entire genomes of four Italian Spinone, all of which will be dogs with a confirmed diagnosis of idiopathic epilepsy.  Three of these are being funded by the Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain as part of the Give a Dog a Genome project.  Two of the genomes were among the first genomes to be sequenced by the AHT and the remaining two will be completed later this year.  Analysis of the genome sequence data will commence shortly, although it will be a significant undertaking as each genome contains an equivalent number of letters as 440 complete sets of the complete Harry Potter series.