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HGTD & Genetic Testing

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What's new in the Harmonization of Genetic Testing database and genetic testing resources on IPFD.

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HGTD This week, 12 May 2020: more breed-specific information, and more updated BRRs

HGTD This week, 12 May 2020: more breed-specific information, and more updated BRRs

HGTD Update: 12 May 2020 Since the last blog, we’ve had additional expert review of many Breed Relevancy Ratings (BRRs) – particular in commonly tested eye conditions, and ataxias. As we are growing our expert out-reach for input into BRRs, we are pleased to note that there is consensus between experts self-reviewing their tests as well as peer-reviewing each other. This adds reassurance to us that the current BRR estimation of combining what we can learn from research publications, phene d
The HGTD Path to Improving Access to Genetic Testing Information

The HGTD Path to Improving Access to Genetic Testing Information

We get questions about how we ensure the quality of the information available on HGTD. It can actually be very challenging, and we rely on having good processes, and collaboration when developing content. To meet the IPFD principle of transparency, we are starting a series of blogs to describe how we manage this resource. We hope to then provide a regular news feed on HGTD developments and changes, to give you all an insight into this work. To get started, here is a little insight into running a
Harmonization of Genetic Testing (HGTD) 2019 Summary

Harmonization of Genetic Testing (HGTD) 2019 Summary

The HGTD arose from discussions at the IPFD International Dog Health Workshops (IDHWs); it is a proud achievement,  exemplifying the IDHW tagline:  Information – Collaboration – Action! In 2019, the HGTD project could be summarized in one word: Growing. We’ve consistently grown our list of genetic test providers (GTPs). Participating GTPs have provided information on their accreditation, expertise, and practices – all of which helps individuals find a GTP that has the quality measures most
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