The cat genome houses nearly 22,000 protein-coding genes, according to a new genome annotation by an international team of researchers in GigaScience.

Back in 2007, researchers reported sequencing the genome of an Abyssinian cat called Cinnamon. At that time, the team reported that the cat genome had some 20,000 genes.

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