Friday, January 28, 2011

fun friday feline factoid - DNA testing

Through DNA testing, one can determine the breed heritage of a particular dog. I was hoping the same kind of testing might be available for cats, but apparently no such luck. Maybe one day such a test will exist, until then I will have to continue guessing about the breed makeup of my cats. 

Feline DNA testing does exist to screen for various genetic disease, determine parentage, positive identification and various traits. There are quite a few companies and organizations that provide this service, here are a few:
And in case you want to do some fascinating and heavy reading on the feline genome, you can find the full text article here: Initial sequence and comparative analysis of the cat genome.

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