Discover your cat’s DNA story
We know, it’s very exciting! Your cat’s DNA has been encoded and analyzed, and you can’t wait to log on and see their results.
At Basepaws, we want you to stay excited.
As we process more DNA samples, we can glean new insights about your cat. And we update your profile constantly, to reflect everything we learn.
How the Report Works
All it takes is one cheek swab to unlock all these benefits, and unlike other DNA services, Basepaws Report is a living document. You will be getting free lifetime Breed Report updates to your cats report and more features, such as traits and health markers, for an additional fee.
What do you do with my DNA sample, human?
As soon as your kitty’s cheek swab arrives at our Los Angeles laboratory, we set to work processing the DNA and starting the discovery of what makes your cat one of a kind. Did you know that your cat’s DNA contains more than 20,000 genes? What’s more, they’re spelled out in a unique genetic code that’s around 2,700,000,000 letters (nucleotide bases) long. Basepaws uses state-of-the-art sequencing machines to read and record these letters. We then compile the results into a one-of-a-kind report packed full of valuable information about your cat’s unique genetic profile.
What does the DNA test reveal?
We compare your cat’s DNA sequence to sequences from other Basepaws cats and the scientific community. Some sections of DNA contain genes that have already been studied and are linked to specific diseases or physical traits. Other sections of DNA contain genes that are currently unknown. And that’s where the meowgic comes in – our mission is to unlock those secrets. Every kitty we sequence brings us one step closer to identifying the purpose of these mystery genes and why they matter for ALL cats.