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Erin Chu, DVM, PhD

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Genetic Health With the Doberman Diversity Project

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Hi there Embarkers! Erin, your Senior Veterinary Geneticist, checking in after attending the 9th Annual Canine and Feline Genomics Symposium in Bern, Switzerland. Embark is dedicated to contributing to the canine genomics community through de novo research and collaboration. We believe in making our work open-access, not just to the academic and professional community, but...

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Ins and Outs of Microarray-Based Dog DNA Testing

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Hi everyone! Erin, Embark’s Senior Veterinary Geneticist, here. As more people have been choosing Embark for their genetic testing needs, I’ve been receiving quite a few questions about our technology — what is “DNA microarray technology?” “Is it proprietary?” “How do you know it’s accurate?” “How is it different from the single mutation tests that...

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Genetic Weight: Informed by Science, and You

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Greetings, Embarkers! Isn’t it insane that we’re at the end of our first year? I am so excited to see what 2017 has to offer: I’d bet good dog biscuits that it involves a lot of canine genetics. As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to spend a bit of time discussing one of...

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How Old is Your Dog? How Veterinarians Estimate Dog Age

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Most veterinarians get a tad worried when we are asked:   “How old do you think my dog is?” Cue cold sweat, rapid shallow pulse: What pressure! I think it’s doubly stressful for us because we know first-hand why it’s important for you to have an accurate dog age. Like many dogs of unknown age,...

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