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    Default DNA profiling in the US

    As far as I am aware, MMI is the facility suggested by the American Kennel Club.

    Was this lab the most commonly used in the past?
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    The way the DNA and AKC works, is you order the kit from AKC and then send the DNA into them. They have a dept that handles it. They then send it out to at least one lab but I think they use a couple of them. Then they record the DNA analysis in their databank once they receive it back from the lab.

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    What information is gathered from the DNA sample?

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    It is used primarily for parentage verification.

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    Can you get other types of information from it?

    Stuff like non-carrier, carrier, affected type of genetic information?

    I know there are tests already for certain things i.e. CNM, PRA, EIC (study), etc., but can the DNA profile expose other types of genetic information or is it pretty vague?

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    Each gene has to be tested for individuallyfor a condition. The DNA is for parentage and just lists the gene sets they are testing. AB, AA, BB, etc. which only works for parentage. http://www.metamorphixinc.com/k9parentage.pdf
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    Thankyou.

    I emailed AKC last week, and they replied also.

    Just for interest, we can choose for open disclosure, but in the US owner certification/signature is required. Wonder why?
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