Genes Explain Why Your Cat Doesn't Care if You Live or Die

November 11, 2014 3:11 PM

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The first close look at the genetic code of a domestic cat suggests that food rewards from people brought man and feline together, based on genome variations associated with memory and reward behaviors.

The study also identified how cats evolved to lead solitary, meat-eating lives, and finds that, perhaps unsurprisingly, cats aren’t quite as domesticated as dogs.

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