University of Helsinki

Exclusively on MyDogDNA: Marker-based gene test for adult onset deafness (AOD) in Border Collies

New marker-based gene test for Border Collies available only in MyDogDNATMand Optimal SelectionTM (U.S. and Canada) dog dna test panels!


We are very pleased to announce the launch of a DNA test for Juvenile Brain Disease (also known as Juvenile Encephalopathy or Juvenile Epilepsy) in Parson Russell Terriers.

This DNA test is based on research performed in Professor Hannes Lohi’s canine genetics research laboratory at the University of Helsinki and Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics, Helsinki, Finland with the work funded by Wisdom Health and Genoscoper Laboratories, providers of the MyDogDNA® (Europe) / Optimal Selection™ (United States) test.

Soon in the MyDogDNA test panel: Developmental Syndrome in Wire Fox Terriers

The genetic cause for a previously undescribed skeletal syndrome in Wire Fox Terriers was recently revealed in a publication by the canine genetics research group at the University of Helsinki. Genoscoper will soon be the first laboratory in the world to offer the genetic test for this condition in the MyDogDNA test panel.

Test soon available for Dental hypomineralization in Border Collies

The canine genetics research group at the University of Helsinki published a study in May revealing the genetic causes for three hereditary disorders. With the novel gene discoveries the research group was able to identify the genetic causes for hyperostosis in Terrier breeds, dental hypomineralization in Border Collie, and previously undescribed skeletal syndrome in Wire Fox Terriers.

Novel Neurodegenerative Disease and Gene Identified with the Help of Man’s Best Friend - Test Available Soon within MyDogDNA Testing Services

Press release by canine genetics research group led by Professor Hannes Lohi at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Center.

News on New Storage Disease Test for Lagottos

We have received a lot of questions regarding the new storage disease test for Lagottos.
The Canine Genetics Research Group at the University of Helsinki has published today information about new testing possibilities within the ongoing study.

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