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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 Developed a PCR-based COVID-19 Test For Cats

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?

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

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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