10/28/2020October 29 is National Cat Day, and what better way to celebrate it than by highlighting some of the most fantastic, selfless, hard working, smart, and overall brilliant individuals and organizations that make this world a better place for cats?
10/12/2020Nothing is better than curling up with our kitties and enjoying their purring and kneading paws. We wish these moments could last forever! While we can’t make them last forever, we can make them last as long as possible by taking care of them the best way we can and providing them the longest, healthiest, happiest lives that we possibly can. One of the best ways to keep our cats healthy and increase their lifespan is by preventing obesity in our cats.
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.