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).
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.
03/30/2020Our cat's DNA make-up matters. All the information required for the functioning of every little bit of your cat's body is written in the genes. Luckily, with Basepaws, discovering your cat's genetic background, ancestry and health predispositions have now become a lot easier and less expensive than ever.
07/25/2019In Greek mythology, a chimera is a monstrous fire-breathing, three-headed hybrid creature. It was usually portrayed as a lion with a goat rising from its back with a snake for its tail. Homer described the Chimera in the Iliad as “a thing of immortal make, not human, lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire."
07/14/2019Cats come in a highly diverse variety of coat patterns, colors and textures. Many different genes are involved in creating just how unique your purrfect companion will turn out to be. Have you ever wondered about cat coat genetics? To get you started on the long journey of feline genetics, we prepared a short guide through the story cat coat genetics for you.