The STCA/HTF DNA Bank
The HTF has established a Scottish Terrier DNA Bank with RESERO GENOMICS in Salt Lake City, UT for the preservation of Scottie DNA, to monitor genetic and genomic data of the breed, and to provide high quality DNA samples for future research and DNA testing to benefit all Scotties. This one of a kind DNA Bank provides a unique opportunity for all Scottie owners to contribute to the body of Scottie genetic data while maintaining control of their own dogs’ DNA. The DNA Bank will serve as an important asset for breeders and researchers, both now and in the years to come.
Update October 1, 2022
There are over 200 DNA samples of Scotties in the DNA Bank as more and more Scottie breeders and owners make this important contribution to the health and genetic preservation of the breed. At present, some of these samples are part of a project to discover the underlying genomic differences contributing to Scottie Cramp by geneticists and to possibly find a marker that can be used for a future DNA test. This project showcases the great value of the DNA Bank for the Breed.
The HTF will supply a Sample Collection Kit upon request. The kit contains:
• Special PAXGene Collection Tube
• A shipping box with label and other shipping materials
• Application to include with sample submitted to DNA Bank
• Full Instructions
• Letter to your Veterinarian
CONTACT MARCIA DAWSON OR MICHELE GEIGER-BRONSKY FOR A SAMPLE COLLECTION KIT
Note: The HTF supports STCA Regional Clubs and Scottie groups that wish to hold clinics to collect samples for the DNA Bank. Contact us for more information.