Cats are not only Cats
Man’s new best friend: What cats can teach us about human genetics and precision medicine
Human Genomes Are Surprisingly Cat-Like
Cat genomes are more similar to ours than those of mice and dogs, yet researchers say felines are underutilized in genetic studies of disease
Cats have genomes that are structured in much the same way that humans are, and an article published this week in the journal Trends in Genetics argues this unique quality has been underutilized by scientists who have more commonly studied mice and dogs, reports Katherine J. Wu for the Atlantic.
You can read the full article here.
There have been some researches about cats, not only how they are similar to humans but also how their way of thinking and living can be linked to human philosophy. A book that John Gray written is a good sample on that.
Feline Philosophy, a slim book with a cute cover picture, might appear to be a bit of light amusement for cat lovers: a collection of quotes from great thinkers about their furry companions, perhaps. It is not. John Gray has written a short but serious polemic attacking much of the western tradition of moral thought. It’s worth a read even if — perhaps especially if — you hate cats. ( from FT )