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Who's This Kitty Cat?

While there are genetic test to tell pet owners what breed their cat is, Digital Trends writes that that information may not be useful.

It notes that though the first cat genome — that of the Abyssinian Cinnamon — was published in 2007, cat genetic testing hasn't progressed as much as that for dogs. That, it says, is in part due to funding and higher number of dog than cat breeds. Still, Digital Trends reports there are a number of firms offering glimpses into the feline genome, some of which offer breed breakdowns and some of which provide potential disease risk information, both for breeders and pet owners themselves.

But none, Digital Trends' Jenny McGrath writes, have given insight into why her cat — a mix of western cats and perhaps Burmese, according to the tests — likes knocking things off of her bookcase and is fascinated by a robot vacuum. "There probably isn't a DNA test in the world that could tell me," she adds.