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Cinnamon's Genome

Researchers led by the National Cancer Institute's Stephen O’Brien used light genome sequencing to produce the genome of an Abyssinian cat, called Cinnamon, says a press release from Genome Research which will be publishing the paper later today. In this paper, the researchers identified 20,285 genes, or about 95 percent the cat's genome, reports the Associated Press.

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