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The Average Cat, Beyond Genetics

The Average Cat, Beyond Genetics

At Basepaws, our mission is to advance pet health. Our focus is on feline genetics, however, we know that genes are just part of the picture. Our continued goal has been to collect diverse information on cats that goes beyond genetics (phenotype data). As we collect more data, this will help us refine and improve our understanding of the interp...
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Encyclopedia of Cat Chromosomes, Diseases and Traits

Encyclopedia of Cat Chromosomes, Diseases and Traits

Many pet parents in the Basepaws community expressed an interest in learning more about what genes reside on each cat chromosome, and about the "Chromosome Map." In this blog, we share all that is currently known about feline chromosomes and genes associated with hereditary conditions and traits.
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Basepaws Wild Cat Index: What Kind of Wild Is Your Cat?

Basepaws Wild Cat Index: What Kind of Wild Is Your Cat?

One of the sections of your Basepaws Cat DNA report is the Wild Cat Index. This section of the report reveals a few secrets about your cat's wild and wonderful ancestry and gives you an insight into the evolution of your very own home tiger.
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FAQ About Basepaws Breed DNA Report

FAQ About Basepaws Breed DNA Report

It's an exciting week for all of us here at Basepaws – we updated our breed database! With your help, we are inching closer and closer to making breakthroughs in feline genetics and improving the lives of our beloved kitties.
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Basepaws’ project to improve the feline reference genome

Basepaws’ project to improve the feline reference genome

A reference genome is a database assembled based on whole genome sequencing data from multiple members of a species of interest. This genome assembly is considered as a representative example of the genome organization of a typical member of the species. For an organism to be effectively studied from a genetics perspective, having a high qualit...
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