Friday, April 01, 2016
3CPG faculty member Dr. Adam Boyko (Dept of Biomedical Sciences) has launched a new dog genetic testing company, Embark Veterinary, with his brother Dr. Ryan Boyko. The company is using space in Cornell's McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences in Weill Hall for some of its development. The testing provides insight both into traits relevant to your dog's health but also it's genetic ancestry (breeds) which is particularly valuable with mixed breed dogs. Embark Veterinary leverages both Adam's research expertise and Cornell's canine genomic and biobank resources through a licensing agreement with Cornell. Joining the Boyko's in this venture is Spencer Wells, founder and former Director of National Genographic's Genographic Project.
Adam Boyko's lab website: http://www.k9dna.org/people/arboyko
Embark Veterinary's website: https://embarkvet.com/
Cornell Chronicle article (1/11/2016): http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2016/01/mcgovern-incubator-embraces-embark-and-ecolectro