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Basepaws Developed a PCR-based COVID-19 Test For Cats

As of November 2020, the coronavirus pandemic is here to stay. The SARS-CoV-2 virus has had a devastating impact on public health and the economy. Recent months have also brought the news that pets too can get infected with the virus. 

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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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Top 10 Rarest Coat Colors and Patterns in Cats

Black, white, brown, orange, or a bit of everything? Cats come in so many different colors and patterns that it’s simply too difficult to choose a favorite. The captivating colors of your special little kitty are written within its DNA, and some variations seem to be particularly precious and exotic. Following are the top 10 rarest coat colors ...
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Odd Eyes in Cats (Heterochromia)

If your beautiful feline’s eyes are two different colors – yellow and blue perhaps – then you’ve got yourself an odd-eyed kitten! These captivating little creatures are carriers of a feline form of a condition known as complete heterochromia. Heterochromia in cats is a captivating genetic anomaly most commonly observed in white kitties. Heter...
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Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole genome sequencing is a technique which determines the entire sequence of the whole genome of an organism. The genome is the complete genetic information of an organism. Here is what you need to know about the history and new advances of the whole genome sequencing technology. Background information As previously explained, the genome is th...
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