We sent the DNA sample in about 2 months ago - will we be notified via email when/if results are in? If not, how will we be notified? Thank you!
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Hi Sue, when the results come in we certainly will notify participants. Most likely the notification will appear on your profile which will show your dogs results. It would be a bit complicated to email each participant about their individual results. We are still collecting samples from participants and waiting to run the samples, so it will still be a while until we are able to assess results.
Keep checking our webpage and newsletter for updates about the research! Our November news letter will be available on this webpage shortly! Thank you for your participation and patience.
So, if the info here on my dog says "not genotyped", does that just mean not yet? I did have trouble getting a good saliva sample.
Same question So, if the info here on my dog says "not genotyped", does that just mean not yet
I've just revised the "not genotyped" note to say "not yet genotyped" as that is the meaning.
If we were to learn there was a problem with your sample, we'd let you know and potentially send a new kit.
Have any dogs been genotyped yet? Will everyone be able to see the results or just the owners? I'm just interested to see what kind of information will be coming back!
Hi Becky, we did genotype 500 sample already too assess how the chip is working. We have not yet sent any other sample out for testing though as we are still collecting. As for the result, we plan on uploading the information to each participants personal profile so it will not be public. We cannot yet provide a timeline for when results will be ready, as science takes time and can be unpredictable. We are looking forward to seeing what the DNA will reveal as well!
Hi Carlos, I checked your information and you are all set to receive a DNA kit! I would suspect this will take about a week to get to you. We are doing much better at getting kits to eligible participants. When your dog is assigned a kit ID number (located in the Personalized Feedback section) this means that the kit has been assigned and is in the mail! As for the results, we cannot yet put a timeline on when they will be ready for participants viewing. This research is still very young, but we are so excited to assess the samples!
How can I know when my results are going to be available.... I submitted results several months ago...
Recently I answered this question in another form post. Please take a look at it to answer your question. If your have further questions, please let me know.
I sent in the DNA for Layla back in October or November but have not received any results from you. this is the message I did receive
DNA sample status: barcode=31001602111452; kit received Nov 15th 2016; not yet genotyped
Can you let me know when I can expect to get any information? Thanks, Gretchen dog: Layla
Gretchen, we cannot say exactly when the results will be available. Right now we are still in the early stages of our research collecting samples, and working on our methods. We originally had planned to genotype the samples, but we are now seeing that this is not providing us with as much data as we would like. We want to be able to provide you with as much data as possible, so we are working on new ways to assess the samples, such as low-coverage sequencing.
When results are ready they will be uploaded to your Darwin's Dogs profile. As of right now, in terms of the saliva sample, the notification of when received and sample status is what we can provide. For the behavior aspect of this research, we are releasing new surveys each month for participants to take. Please keep checking into your profile for these surveys and updates about our research. Also, you can stay up to date with what is going on by reading our Monthly Pupdate and checking into our social media pages.
What does it mean when you say DNA sample status: in queue for mailing?
Hi Kriss, yes that is correct. I have checked your information and all you will need to do now in order to receive your kits is to validate your address. Please let us know if you have any further questions!
Hi! I get the entire "it's going to take time to type all of the samples", but I am curious: Do the samples ever go bad? On the one hand, we have gotten DNA from Neanderthal teeth and frozen mammoths, so maybe not. But on the other hand, samples do degrade and get contaminated, so maybe?
Hi Rebecca, great question! As you may have noticed in the collection tubes that we send out there is a purple/blue colored solution. This is a stabilizing solution which keeps the DNA intact at room temperature. Unfortunately, we have received a couple samples where participants have dumped out this liquid and that is when the sample can go bad.
Hi! I have a similar question to everyone else in this forum, but it has been a while so I figured I'd check. I sent in our dog's sample in May last year (I believe we were the 1st or 2nd group) and I'm wondering if you have a rough idea of how many more will be genotyped before Lilly?
DNA sample status: barcode=31001602030468; kit received Nov 2nd 2016; not yet genotyped
Hi Allison, as of right now I cannot say how long it will take or how many dog are before Lilly. Currently, we are working on a new method of assessing the samples as we hope to be able to provide you with as much data and information about your dog as possible. We apologize for the long wait, but this is the world of research and our goal is to get all the answers that we can!
This whole process is one long waiting game. The staff keeps answering the same questions over and over (such as "where's my kit" and "why don't I have the DNA results yet". I think I'll stop checking on my dog's DNA results until Christmas.
I sent MY dog's saliva sample in SO long ago that I have lost count of how manyths it has been. Close to a year ago I would say. Why have I heard nothing? I am about to just quit this "project"..
Sorry. I see now that my dog's sample went in in November 2016. NOT a year ago. It just seems that way. The sample has not yet been genotyped. Sorry, patience is not ne of my virtues.
Randy, you are quite right. Brittney has answered the same question over and over again, right here in this thread. I believe she has demonstrated remarkable patience in doing so. We have over 12 thousand dogs enrolled, and we do value each and every one of them - however Brittney will not publicly answer the same question 12 thousand times when the answer is readily available directly above.
Such expectations are disrespectful not only of Brittney, but also of fellow dog owners here. Does the third person to ask the same question think they are deserving of a different answer than the first?
If anything is unclear in an existing answer, feel free to seek clarification. If you'd like to learn more about our process, please check out our newsletters and blog posts which we create to do our best to keep you all informed. Then also look at the About Us page and see the number of people working on this research. That even overesitmates the number. Brittney and I are the only two for whom Darwin's Dogs is our primary responsibility.
We have invested money, time, effort, and expertise into creating Darwin's Dogs. We have asked participants only to invest a little time in answering surveys, and a fair bit of patience as we fine tune methods to get reliable data from DNA samples. This is research - we are pioneering new ground finding new ways to get information out of dog DNA that no one has done before. This is not a product that you purchased. If what you have invested in this seems too much, and does not feel equitable to you, then I'd be sorry to lose you as a contributor to this great opportunity.
Feel free to send questions, comments, suggestions, or any other feedback to the firstname.lastname@example.org which Michele answers, or on the forums here which Brittney keeps a close eye on. If you have harsher critiques or complaints those need not be vented on the forums to Brittney or via an email to Michele - but feel free to send them directly to me at email@example.com.