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Epistasis in Cat Coat Genetics
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Epistasis in Cat Coat Genetics
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Today, we’re decoding one of the mysteries of genetics that relates to your Basepaws DNA report of results. It's called epistasis. When epistasis occurs, the observable expression (phenotype) of a gene—such as one responsible for the color of your kitty's coat—gets modified in some way by a completely different gene that has the ability to mask, suppress, or inhibit how that coat color gene is expressed. Epistasis helps explain why sometimes you may get a “likely to have” result for a genetic trait in your cat’s Basepaws report that doesn’t quite match up with their physical appearance.

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Genetic Health + Trait Marker Changes to the Basepaws Report
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Genetic Health + Trait Marker Changes to the Basepaws Report
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From time to time, we update the Basepaws digital report of results for our Breed + Health Cat DNA Test. Today, we’d like to take a moment to share some details about two recent changes to our report—one for a genetic health marker linked to the common cat heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and one for a genetic trait marker associated with the Siamese colorpoint coat pattern.

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Can I DNA Test A Deceased Cat?
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Can I DNA Test A Deceased Cat?
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We often get questions about our Basepaws Cat DNA tests and whether they can be used for a deceased cat. Here is what you need to know if you want to do a DNA test for a deceased cat.

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