Our project isn’t set up to accept DNA results from other services. There are many canine DNA tests available commercially, and all are informative in different ways. However, the approaches used are different in a way that we can’t simply combine them.
At the Dog Aging Project, we have a uniform method of capturing data across all our participants. In addition to detecting genetic ancestry and identifying a predisposition to certain known genetic conditions, the genome sequences generated by our labs will be compared to health data in order to identify previously unknown regions of the canine genome involved in healthy aging.
For these reasons, we will not be collecting or analyzing the results of DNA tests performed by commercial laboratories or other research studies. If your dog is invited to participate in the genetic portion of our study, we will need you to collect a new DNA sample using the DNA Kit we provide as opposed to providing us the results of any previous DNA testing.