On a related topic I was dismayed to hear from Bryan Mclaughlin that the quality of the material they have available is not high, some of it comprising older samples they had collected themselves, and the control issue was also a problem being based on blood and urine tests that we know are of little use for determining the presence/absence of the gene. These problems worried me enough that I subsequently wrote offering the AHT the surplus material that I hold, in place of sending it to Canada as I had planned. If the AHT have a new scheme for finding the gene I would certainly prefer them to have my blood samples. Bryan Mclaughlin wrote back immediately expressing interest but, disappointingly, I have heard nothing further.
My article on JKD, entitled ‘The Confusing Picture of Boxer JKD’, seems to be attracting attention and doing some good. Therefore I am trying to get it published more widely. Putting it on facebook might not help this plan, but if you want to find it, it is immediately available on the www.boxerjkd.com website.