Domesticating the Cat – Is it Possible?
The stories report on recent research at Washington University School of Medicine. The scientists compared cat genomes of domesticate cats with wild cats. They didn’t find much of a difference and noted that the domesticated cat is likely sticking around for the food rewards.
Says senior author, Wes Warren: “Our results suggest that selection for docility, as a result of becoming accustomed to humans for food rewards, was most likely the major force that altered the first domesticated cat genomes.”
Read more about their results:
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