09/18/2020Genetics and genomics both play roles in health and disease. Genetics is the study of genes and how certain traits or conditions are passed down from one generation to another. Genomics, on the other hand, focuses on studying of a person's genes (the genome).
09/03/2020It's an exciting week for all of us here at Basepaws – we updated our breed database! With your help, we are inching closer and closer to making breakthroughs in feline genetics and improving the lives of our beloved kitties.
08/31/2020We are proud and excited to announce a big update to our cat breed analysis report happening this month. This update is the culmination of many months of work and will be provided for free to our existing customers.
08/06/2020The Traditional Siamese cat is a history lesson wrapped in a furry bow. Known by many names, this cat was royally envied. The Siamese breed is one of the most well-known cat breeds in the world, but did you know there are two distinctly different categories within the breed? Let us introduce you to one of the sides of the Siamese coin, the Traditional "Applehead" Siamese.
07/29/2020The Turkish Van is a playful and intelligent breed that is ready to take you on an adventure.
07/24/2020With constant exposure to diverse environmental factors and food sources, our cats’ mouths are a fascinating place populated by a multitude of microbial organisms. Like all living organisms, microbes can be classified using the taxonomic system all of us learnt in school.
07/16/2020A reference genome is a database assembled based on whole genome sequencing data from multiple members of a species of interest. This genome assembly is considered as a representative example of the genome organization of a typical member of the species. For an organism to be effectively studied from a genetics perspective, having a high quality reference genome is a must.
07/15/2020We are proud and excited to announce a big update to our cat breed analysis report happening this July. This update is the culmination of many months of work and will be provided for free to our existing customers. We want to preserve some element of surprise, but keep reading to see what we have in store for you this July.
07/09/2020With a coat that glistens and begs to be caressed, this big personality cat breed can charm even the most dedicated "dog people". The Turkish Angora is a stunning and outgoing breed that is sure to not only add beauty, but excitement to all they grace with their presence
07/07/2020Have you ever looked at your cat relaxing lazily in their favorite spot and thought to yourself, "What would it be like if they were free in the wild like the little lions, tigers, and cougars(Oh my!) they descend from?". Well, look no further than this hybrid cross between a domesticated and wild cat, called the Chausie.