The COSMO Foundation’s scientific work currently focuses on two canine disorders: distichiasis and cataracts. The plan is to extend the scope of this work to cover other issues and conditions. The first stage of research aims at discovering the genetic defect responsible for the disorders in order to be able to develop a suitable genetic test. Three things form the basis for this research: blood tests, pedigree charts and eye checks. In all its work, the foundation places the greatest priority on discretion and donor anonymity.
In addition to conducting research on health disorders and developing a corresponding genetic test, the COSMO Art & Science Foundation also aims to provide a centralised platform, giving presentations on individual topics.