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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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Basepaws is adding more breeds to DNA report

Basepaws is adding more breeds to DNA report

We are proud and excited about Basepaws' big update to our cat breed analysis report. This update is the culmination of many months of work and will be provided for free to our existing customers.

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The Traditional Eastern Siamese – The Thai Siamese

The Traditional Eastern Siamese – The Thai Siamese

The Traditional Siamese cat is a history lesson wrapped in a furry bow. Known by many names, this cat was royally envied. The Siamese breed is one of the most well-known cat breeds in the world, but did you know there are two distinctly different categories within the breed? Let us introduce you to one of the sides of the Siamese coin, the Traditional "Applehead" Siamese.
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The Turkish Van – The Rare and Ancient

The Turkish Van – The Rare and Ancient

The Turkish Van is a playful and intelligent breed that is ready to take you on an adventure. With a striking wisp of color topping their head and its tail painted to match, this mostly white cat is one of the rarest in the world. Let us introduce you to the Turkish Van. The Origin Story The Turkish Van is a breed with a rich history. They are ...
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How Were Cat Breeds Created?

How Were Cat Breeds Created?

According to ancient feline DNA analysis, domestic cats are likely descended from the African wildcat (lat. Felis silvestris lybica) several thousand years ago. However, selective cat breeding only appeared over the last 50 years, which in evolutionary terms is a very short time for robust genetically different sub-populations within an animal s...
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