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It’s been a while…

9th October 2018 0

Wow, where does the time go? Well, it’s been 3 years since we started fundraising and 2 years since we managed to get the DNA sequence data for Bonnag’s genome. Then the hard work started….and stopped.  There were a number of reasons why the analysis of Bonnag’s genome had to take a back seat for…

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Genome number 1 is funded!

12th December 2015 0

Yes, it’s true, we’ve now raised enough to sequence the first genome of the Manx cat! Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated or bought a wristband. An additional thank you to all the Manx owners who have offered us their cat’s DNA for sequencing! We’ll be looking at all the details…

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Shock genome price drop!

8th November 2015 0

We heard a rumour a while back that Illumina, the company who makes the most popular genome sequencers, were considering letting genome scientists use its human-only X10 machine for non-human genomes. It was something that we hoped would happen at some point in the future but figured it certainly wouldn’t happen in time for the…

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Fundraising update – launch day

12th August 2015 0

We’ve managed to raise a whopping £424 in the first 24 hours of the project! This is fantastic and means we’re well on the way to sequencing the Manx cat genome. We’ve had some lovely people offer their cats for sequencing too by picking the ‘Pick my cat!’ perk on the crowdfunding site. Our genome…

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Launch day!

10th August 2015 0

Launch day is finally here and we’re busy making sure that all the press releases have gone out, the Facebook page is up to date and the Twitter account has some followers! If you have any ideas or want to help promote the project please get in touch using the contact form. 

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