Health

October 2019 Issue

A Feline DNA Analysis

Itís still a new technology, but it has great potential

Not that long ago, a DNA analysis on anyone or anything was unthinkable. It wasnít until 2003 that the human genome (genetic material) was fully sequenced. In 2007, the feline genome was partially sequenced in an Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon. This is important because sequencing helps us understand what an organism will look like and what disease conditions it might be prone to having. DNA analysis can be valuable to cat owners and breeders.

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