Calico cat genetics may help humans understand complex obesity genetics

Scientists in California are examining the ways that female feline genetics, mainly those that create the distinctive coat of female calico cats coloring might be able to help human beings with obesity.

Female mammals have two copies of the X-chromosome, but they really only require one. Because of this, the other is basically switched off.

Elizabeth Smith, who works in the anatomy department of University of California, talked about how the genetic glitch which makes the coats is able to let researchers better understand turning some genes off in order to control what traits show up and which ones do not.

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