Genetics test reveals your cat’s ancestry

| | August 6, 2012
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Ever wondered whether your feline hails from eastern Asia or the eastern Mediterranean? No need to rack your brain anymore — a geneticist has developed a cat ancestry test that will reveal your pet’s lineage. Leslie Lyons, who heads up Lyons’ Feline Genetics Laboratory at the University of California, promises that her cat genome test will uncover whether your pet’s parents or grandparents belong to one of 29 “major fancy breeds”. So you can finally say for certain if yours really is a pure Abyssinian, or hold off on the bragging if its mother in fact engaged in a relationship with the local alley cat.

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