UPCOMING ONLINE COURSES
Population Genetic Analysis of Pedigree Database
(Starts 16 December)
Managing Genetics for the Future
(Starts 13 Jan 2014)
Basic Population Genetics for Dog Breeders
(Next class Jan 2014)
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Register for any course and qualify for a 50% DISCOUNT on Pedigree Explorer, software for pedigree database management and analysis. PE computes inbreeding coefficients to 20 generations, creates customizable pedigree charts, displays descendant trees, and more. Regular price is $80; ICB Students get it for $40. This is a great deal! Read about Pedigree Explorer here.
Looking for Poodle history
As part of the Poodle Project at ICB, we are trying to put together a comprehensive pedigree database that goes back to the founder dogs of the breed. To our surprise, we've been unable to find that information, so we are putting out a global call for assistance. You can read more here.
Soon: Estimated Breeding Values
Coming soon is a course on using EBVs to improve the efficiency and accuracy of selecting animals for your breeding program. These techniques have been used for decades by guide dog organizations to control and dramatically improve the health, conformation, temperament, and other traits of their dogs, and they have recently been implemented to reduce the incidence of syringomyelia in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. EBV is a statistical technique that allows better prediction of the traits a particular dog will produce in its offspring by leveraging information about the close relatives of the dogs - parents, siblings, other offspring. We'll have more information about this soon!
We're always adding new learning materials to our collection of Resources for breeders. Among our latest additions is a tutorial on using PubMed to locate published research on a specific breed, disease, or gene.
Analyze that pedigree
Take the mystery out of those crazy stick diagrams with all the circles and squares! We've added links on the LEARN page to some great video presentations by Andrew Douch that will have you reading pedigrees like a book in no time.
The Institute of Canine Biology is an independent international consortium of scientists that are working with the global network of dog breeders to manage and reduce the incidence of genetic disorders in dogs.
To know that we know what we know,
and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Henry David Thoreau
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