Weatherbys Scientific has achieved significant technical milestones – it is an institutional member of the scientific body of the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG) and it is also accredited by the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR). It is also approved with Propel certification by Illumina, and has been selected as an Illumina Beta testing laboratory for new technologies.
Weatherbys Scientific commenced parentage testing thoroughbred horses using blood typing technology, establishing operations at a facility on the same site as the Irish Equine Centre in Johnstown, County Kildare, Ireland.
The technology for parentage verification changed to Microsatellite DNA markers. We started offering parentage testing services for other species – bovine, ovine, canine, companion and exotics.
The laboratory commenced genotyping cattle using SNP technology. The team quickly developed a reputation for service and versatility and genotyped cattle using the Illumina 7k low density SNP chip.
The beginning of our renowned partnership with Irish Cattle Breeders Federation (ICBF). Through a collaborative a research project, we developed a customised SNP chip (IDB) for dairy and beef breeds, genotyping 25,000 cattle/week (the largest program of its type in the world).
Weatherbys Scientific started providing its leading DNA testing, genomics and bioinformatics services to livestock industries in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, thanks to a partnership with the University of Adelaide and facilitated by the State Government.
Weatherbys Scientific and UK Kennel club announce long term strategic partnership.
The partnership will provide comprehensive DNA Testing Services, developed to improve and protect dog health, and to promote responsible dog breeding.