NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - A multi-center team of researchers led by the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute has sequenced the genome of the domestic cat, the groups said today.
 
The first assembly of the genome of Felis catus, performed under the Cat Genome Project, could have “immediate value in many aspects of biology, particularly in discovery of genetic basis of hereditary and infectious diseases,” according to an article published in today’s issue of Genome Research.  

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