Following FB 54, I am happy to announce that despite a blip, the blood samples for the ARVC trial arrived safely and in apparently good shape in Toronto. The blip was missing a transport connection in Canada which delayed their arrival by a day. It is just as well we used a large box with 30 Kg of dry ice. Work starts on them almost immediately, and I’ll report the results if they arrive before I go on holiday next week. One trouble for me is that I don’t know what to expect; I don’t know whether the bio-marker marks the start of ARVC or only a secondary but early consequence of the disease. The test did not work perfectly in humans, but the dog disease and controls are much more clearly defined, so I have wild hopes for a 100% distinction between the two groups, although I am absolutely sure nobody else has such expectations. We’ll see.
Communication posted through Facebook